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Carbohydrates that the Human Body Cannot Digest – The Best Alternatives

Learning how to eat good is the best way to keep yourself in shape and there is no doubt about that. As most people already know by now, overloading on carbohydrates it not always a good idea. The reason behind this is that carbohydrates give you short boost energy and then you will crash. This is never good, but that’s not the only problem. Did you know that there are some carbohydrates that the human body cannot digest?

The benefits that we from food come from the nutrients that are digested and absorbed by our bodies. Therefore, our bodies do not function at 100% if the food that we eat is not fully digested and absorbed to take in all the vitamins and minerals. Today I am going to show you what are the carbs that the human body cannot digest and give you some alternatives.

Carbohydrates – A Quick Summary

Healthy Carbs

For those who are unfamiliar with carbohydrates, they should know that they are usually found in grains, sugars, fruits, some dairy, and also starchy vegetables. Carbohydrates are the majority of calories that people consume on a daily basis because they can be found in pasta, potatoes, rice, beans, bread, and lentils.

What are the Carbohydrates that the Human Body Cannot Digest?

As previously mentioned, not all carbohydrates are good for our bodies. While the body can digest sugars and starches by using enzymes to break down the nutrients, the same cannot be said about fiber. Fiber contains the carbohydrates that the body cannot digest and instead of being absorbed into the body, fiber will remain in the gastrointestinal tract until it is eliminated.

How to Get Fibers the Proper Way

On the bright side of things, you can get a healthy fiber intake through various foods that are god the body. Some of the best options are nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. However, we do need to mention that these fibers are not digested and instead, their different nutrients and properties will help boost your health.

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Angela Paris
Ang Paris is a crafting and cooking mama who is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate! Ang lives with her husband and 2 children in New Hampshire. After more than a decade multi-tasking in the workplace, she's now a full time mom, writer, and blogger who tweets up a storm!
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