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    Complex And Simple Carb

    Does ( White rice - Basmati rice - Pasta - potato ) complex or simple carb ?

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    Brown rice, sweet potatoes and red potatoes all complex carbs. Wheat pasta in a jam but it seems too processed IMO

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    simple, but white rice is still a good carb source. Potatoes... not so much.
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    What difference would it make if you were to eat 60g of carbs from a complex carb vs 60g from a simple carb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    What difference would it make if you were to eat 60g of carbs from a complex carb vs 60g from a simple carb?
    60 grams of simple carbs are more delicious.
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    Lol that's the answer I was looking for.

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    Complex = slow digesting, less insulin spike. Simple = fast digesting, greater insulin spike. I'm sure there's more to it than that but that's the basic premise. Why do you ask? What you eat and how it will affect you is largely dependent upon how you handle carbs in general, not to mention your goals (bulking vs. cutting).

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    There is no such thing as a simple or complex carbohydrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black
    There is no such thing as a simple or complex carbohydrate.
    Can you explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black
    There is no such thing as a simple or complex carbohydrate.
    Simple carbohydrates are simple sugars with a chemical structure that is composed of one or two sugars. They are refined sugars that have very little nutritional value to the body

    Complex carbohydrates consist of a chemical structure that is made up of three or more sugars, These sugars are mostly rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals

    Simple carbs are digested quicker than complex carbohydrates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaspaco

    Can you explain?
    There are no official guidelines as to what a simple carb is against a complex carb.

    I could argue that a simple carb is a monosaccharide and anything else is complex. That would make disaccharides complex. But sucrose is a disaccharide. Yet you would argue it's 'simple' because its fast acting. But fructose, a monosaccharide, can raise blood sugar slower than white rice or white bread. Yet white rice and white bread are polysaccharides and would be considered 'complex' as a result.

    If you want to base simple or complex based on the Glycaemic Index then you are assuming that you are eating that carbohydrate on its own. As soon as you pair it with another food (yes Sgt, even another carb source) you will change the GI score and you would need to score it as a Glycaemic Load. Even how the food is prepared can change its GI score.

    If you haven't heard of it, look up the Insulin Index. It rates foods based on insulin levels rather than blood glucose levels.

    So, now all that is as clear as mud here are my thoughts. Just hit your macro's. seriously. I can hit 10% bodyfat eating cereal with regular milk, eating white rice and white potatoes as carb choices. Dropping below 10% I may 'clean up' my carb choices and go for more unprocessed sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black

    There are no official guidelines as to what a simple carb is against a complex carb.

    I could argue that a simple carb is a monosaccharide and anything else is complex. That would make disaccharides complex. But sucrose is a disaccharide. Yet you would argue it's 'simple' because its fast acting. But fructose, a monosaccharide, can raise blood sugar slower than white rice or white bread. Yet white rice and white bread are polysaccharides and would be considered 'complex' as a result.

    If you want to base simple or complex based on the Glycaemic Index then you are assuming that you are eating that carbohydrate on its own. As soon as you pair it with another food (yes Sgt, even another carb source) you will change the GI score and you would need to score it as a Glycaemic Load. Even how the food is prepared can change its GI score.

    If you haven't heard of it, look up the Insulin Index. It rates foods based on insulin levels rather than blood glucose levels.

    So, now all that is as clear as mud here are my thoughts. Just hit your macro's. seriously. I can hit 10% bodyfat eating cereal with regular milk, eating white rice and white potatoes as carb choices. Dropping below 10% I may 'clean up' my carb choices and go for more unprocessed sources.
    Thanks. Nice read

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    simple, but white rice is still a good carb source. Potatoes... not so much.
    Why do you say this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeEveryRepCount View Post
    Complex = slow digesting, less insulin spike. Simple = fast digesting, greater insulin spike. I'm sure there's more to it than that but that's the basic premise. Why do you ask? What you eat and how it will affect you is largely dependent upon how you handle carbs in general, not to mention your goals (bulking vs. cutting).


    ^^^Thats why I asked.

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