How Do Carbs Impact Your Blood Sugar Levels

Did you know that what you eat impacts your blood sugar levels? 

Once you understand how different foods impact your blood sugars you can make better choices and balance your blood sugars.  Today we will be focusing on carbohydrates.  I will divide carbohydrates into two categories simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates.

Simple Carbohydrates

These are foods that break down into sugar very quickly in our blood and cause our blood sugar levels to spike after a meal.  These are highly processed foods like white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, pastries, white rice. 

Complex Carbohydrates

These are foods that are take more time to break down because they have more fiber which cause sugar (glucose) to be released more slowly in the body.  Examples are fruits, vegetables and whole grains.