Question:

Why are Refined Carbs bad for you?

Answer:

Refined carbs are stripped of almost all fibers, vitamins and minerals, so they are considered as empty calories. They are also digested quickly, and have a high glycemic index, which means they lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar after meals, which is linked to overeating and increased risk of many diseases. The main sources of refined carbs are:

- White flour
- White bread
- White rice
- Pasta
- Sodas
- Breakfast cereals
- Added sugar
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