When you eat carbohydrates your body releases insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is very important because it helps your body convert the carbohydrates into energy. Once it has the energy it needs the rest of the carbs are stored into the liver and muscle cells. Insulin is also responsible for delivering the carbs into the muscle for recovery and repair. When you eat to many carbs your body produces too much insulin. This shuts down your body’s ability to use body fat for fuel
What are simple carbs?
Simple carbs are only recommended right after your workout because it speeds up the recovery of muscle tissue after a workout. The reason for this is because you receive all the energy at once.
Examples: Bananas, apples, and cantaloupe have a high concentration of simple carbs.
What are complex carbohydrates?
Complex carbs are released slowly so its better to eat complex carbs threw out the day to keep your energy levels at a steady pace.
Examples: Oatmeal, sweet potato, grits, brown rice