If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a low carbohydrate diet can be very beneficial for improving and maintaining proper health.
However, it is important to note that there are two different kinds of carbohydrates that exist.
Simple Carbs include processed grains and refined sugars.
Complex Carbs include vegetables, fruits, legumes and sprouted grains.
Properly distinguishing between the two kinds of carbs can make or break your journey to health.
So where does Know Brainer come in?
We support a low-carbohydrate diet with a focus on fats and proteins. There are many different ways to divvy out the proportions for each food group (fats, proteins and carbs), but primarily when on the keto diet, the macronutrient ratio is as such:
- 60-75% calories at minimum come from healthy and saturated fat.
- 15-30% daily calories come from protein.
- 5-10% daily calories come from complex carbohydrates.
There is one main reason the ketogenic and low-carb diet stresses the consumption of complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates: complex carbohydrates are better utilized as fuel for the body, unlike simple carbs that provide no nutrient value and are stored in the body as unwanted fat!