We all know that carbohydrates break down to glucose and contribute to blood sugar levels. A natural and logical response to this natural process is to cut down carbs to prevent high blood sugar. However, what most do not know is that consuming too little carbohydrates can cause an adverse effect on your overall health.
By restricting yourself from foods containing carbohydrates, for instance grains, fruits and starchy vegetables, you maybe missing out on certain vitamins and minerals for optimal body function. According to Brown-Riggs, author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes, too little carbs results in poor energy levels, fatigue and frequent headaches. Eating too little carbohydrates can also spark sugar cravings. It is therefore paramount to maintain a balanced diet consisting of healthy complex carbohydrates, proteins, vegetable and fruits. Seek a nutritionist for a customized diet plan if necessary.
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