THIS WEEK’S “ASK GILAD” BLOG

Question: What percentage of a good nutritious meal should be vegetables? Can fruits and vegetables be interchanged? 

Answer: Rather than breaking your nutrition down into meals let's take a look at your food intake as a whole. Complex carbohydrates should make up the largest part of your diet.  They should make up 60 to 75% of your daily food intake. Complex carbohydrates include unprocessed fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. They are the long term sustaining fuel of your body and when they are burned they leave only water and carbon dioxide as end products. That makes them very easy on the body's digestive system.

Carbohydrates are converted by the body into glucose, the form of sugar found in the bloodstream. Glucose fuels the brain, nervous system and muscles.  Although some glucose is stored in the muscles and liver as reserve fuel, excess glucose is stored by the body as fat.
So do your body a favor. Load up on as many complex carbohydrates as you can.

 

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