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Three signs that you are eating too many carbs

Carbohydrates are our main source of energy. Although some diets recommend eliminating them, especially with the goal of losing weight, we should never actually eliminate them altogether. 

Carbohydrates are important for restoring energy after exertion, so it is essential to eat foods that contain carbohydrates. 

However, the problem can be when we start eating too many carbohydrates that are not good for us at all. Here are three signs that you are overdoing it. (Source: gqitalia.co.uk)

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Are you eating too many carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are our main source of energy. Although some diets recommend eliminating them, especially with the goal of losing weight, we should never actually eliminate them altogether. The problem can be when we start eating too many carbohydrates that are not good for us at all. Here are three signs that you are overdoing it. (Source: gqitalia.co.uk)
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What are the signs that we eat too many carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are important for restoring energy after exertion, so it is essential to eat foods containing carbohydrates. But be careful not to over-consume them. What are the signs that we eat too many carbohydrates?
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1. Feeling tired all the time
Feeling tired all the time can have several causes, but generally, if in addition to prolonged tiredness we also notice headaches, one of the causes could be a diet too rich in carbohydrates. All the more reason to eat healthy and balanced throughout the day.
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2. Feeling bloated and having inflammation often
The first sign of an excess of carbohydrates can be abdominal bloating. The sugar that carbohydrates contain affects the production of good bacteria in the intestine, slowing down the functions of the digestive system. It is difficult to digest too many carbohydrates, which is why we can feel bloated like a balloon after a binge.
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3. Problems with insomnia
Excess carbohydrates may also create food-related insomnia. The rise in blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) caused by an intake of simple sugars leads to their sudden lowering (hypoglycaemia). This vicious circle determines the feeling of hunger: the more one eats foods rich in simple sugars, the more one feels like eating them, even at night.
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The real problem with carbohydrates
The real problem is not eating carbohydrates per se but eating the wrong carbohydrates and in exaggerated doses. Which carbohydrates should be avoided? Mainly sugar, drinks and sweets.
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What carbohydrates should not be excluded?
It is important to introduce complex carbohydrates into our bodies: those derived from whole grains. Whole-grain carbohydrates do not cause glycaemic peaks, helping us to keep our blood sugar levels constant but also not to accumulate sugar.
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Choosing complex carbohydrates
Complex carbohydrates are rich in fibre and nourish the microbiota on which our overall health depends. In addition, the fibres of complex carbohydrates lengthen the sense of satiety.
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