By changing the sidewalk to avoid passing the pastry shop. 😄
What is a carbohydrate?
Carbohydrates are macronutrients in the same way as :
They are generally referred to as sugars.
The body obtains carbohydrates from foods, including :
A distinction is made between :
- Simple carbohydrates or fast sugars (e.g. glucose, fructose) which are rapidly digested by the body, resulting in a quick rise in blood sugar levels.
- Complex carbohydrates or slow sugars (e.g. starch, fiber), which are digested more slowly and provide a more gradual release of energy.
What are carbohydrates used for?
- Supply energy.
- Store energy.
- Promote amino acid metabolism.
Causes of poor carbohydrate assimilation
- Emotional wounds.
- Food intolerance.
- Certain medications.
- Intestinal malabsorption.
- Loose stools.
- Weight loss.
In the event of difficulty in assimilating carbohydrates, it is advisable to see a doctor.
How to help my body manage carbohydrates better?
After breaking down into monosaccharides during digestion, most carbohydrates are assimilated in the small intestine.
Some slow sugars, such as those found in wholegrain cereals, often have difficulty being fully digested.
A detox of the intestines allows me to better absorb carbohydrates.
Behind difficult carbohydrate assimilation are usually emotional wounds.
The same applies to food intolerance.
By healing myself emotionally, my body functions better.
I discover what to do with my emotions.
Salivary action is essential for proper assimilation.
Thanks to enzymes, saliva helps break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars.
That’s why we recommend that you chew your food well.
If I eat too quickly, I can try to be more conscious in my chewing.
Limit fast sugars
By eating a balanced diet, I provide the body with different types of carbohydrates that are better assimilated.
Excessive and repeated consumption of simple carbohydrates (especially industrial sugar and fructose) can lead to :
- Imbalance in nutritional intake.
- Weight gain.
- Disturbance of glycemic balance.
- Metabolic disorders and health problems.
The sugar naturally present in fruit, honey and plants is better assimilated by the body, provided I limit my intake.
Regular exercise helps my body to better assimilate carbohydrates, which are needed by muscles to produce energy.
Slow sugars (starches) in particular are used to build up glycogen reserves, the form of carbohydrate storage in the muscles and liver.
How to better assimilate carbohydrates?
To increase my sugar-to-energy conversion rate, there are some natural remedies:
- Explore my emotional wounds.
- Make sure my digestion is functioning optimally.
- Practice intuitive eating to find out what carbohydrates my body needs.