Any form of carbohydrate that is processed is usually altered to a human health detriment. A processed carbohydrate form will always have a higher sugar or glucose content compared to its natural state and can be absorbed into the blood stream quicker, triggering insulin responses higher than if the food was eaten in its natural form.
The easiest example is eating an orange over drinking orange juice. Compare the two below regarding content. Consider that one orange will only give you about a third to half a glass of juice and you are more likely to drink a full glass (250ml) of orange juice or more.
Glass of Orange Juice
|Total Weight = 187g||Total content = 250ml|
|Carbohydrates = 16g||Carbohydrates = 46g|
|Fiber = 3g||Fiber = 3g|
|Daily percentage of Vitamin C = 101%||Daily percentage of Vitamin C = 238%|
A glass of orange juice represents a lesser fiber to higher glucose sugar intake than an orange and higher insulin spiking to the blood system. Over time, this represents a frequent higher caloric intake and insulin resistance effect that gears the body to weight gain. Eating an orange slows this process down by almost a factor of 3 and lessens the glucose intake absorption and reduces insulin imbalance and the likelihood of weight gain.
- Coach Stephen