What's the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

Carbohydrates are what fuel our bodies with energy, but do you know the difference between good carbs and bad carbs? Here’s a simple way of remembering: complex = good, and simple = bad.

Complex carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, beans and corn) are absorbed by your body at a slower rate, and don’t result in raised blood sugar levels the way simple carbs do. Simple carbohydrates are found in sweets and soft drinks and can cause the sort of spikes in your blood sugar that are most prominently felt after they're broken down, when your body has a "sugar crash".

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