Which carbs are worst?

Some carbs are better than others

which carbs are worst?

Which carbs are worst?

I have been eating mostly low carb for over a decade and there are times when carbs happen. If you are stuck with having to make a decision about what types of carbs to eat I want to give you my personal opinion about what is best.

Carbs that are less of an evil:

  • Potatoes have a high glycemic index. One large potato has about the same amount of sugar in it as a can of coca cola. Although with the potato you are only dealing with the sugar issue and you don’t have to worry about any anti-nutrients. It’s best to eat the potato with the skin so that you will get some beneficial nutrients.
  • Rice like potatoes turns into sugar in your body but again you are not dealing with the issues of anti-nutrients. Brown rice is best because it has more vitamins and co-factos to help your body.

Carbs that you should avoid:

  • Wheat has the problem of turning into sugar but there is also the factor of gluten and phytic acids which are really not good for you. Foods with high amounts of wheat in them include:
    • Pasta
    • Bread
    • Cookies
    • Cake
  • Corn used to not be too bad but so much of it is now genetically modified that it is causing more and more health problems.
Basically I recommend doing the eating right diet as much as possible but if you get stuck I would say that rice or potatoes are much better alternatives to grains and corn (although I don’t think that rice and potatoes are good for regular consumption). 

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know…



About Dr. Robert Ciprian

Dr. Robert Ciprian is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, On the Board of Certified Teachers of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a co-host on Get Fit Now Radio on www.cascadia.fm. For a nutritional consultation or holistic health treatment call 503-222-5509. For seminars and workshops go to www.cipriansystems.com.
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One Response to Which carbs are worst?

  1. totopermadi says:

    I have a daughter who very much needs to go high fat, low carb.
    But she had her gall bladder removed. I haven’t seen anyone comment on the effect of high fat diet on a person without a gall bladder.

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