Available carbohydrate is the part of a carbohydrate that can be digested by human enzymes and absorbed directly, providing energy to the body. It does not include dietary fiber which is not digested and can only produce energy through fermentation in the colon. (1)
Difference between refined and unrefined carbohydrates Refined carbs are synonymous with “bad carbs”. Unrefined or "whole" carbs are in general, but not always, healthier. This differentiation does not distinguish between good and bad carbs.
Toxic effects of fructose metabolism Fructose is mostly metabolized in the liver. The result of this process produces a high amount of harmful substances which lead to metabolic syndrome and related diseases.
Is fructose bad for you? High fructose consumption from processed foods produces negative effects in the human body, leads to metabolic syndrome, obesity and increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
What are healthy carbs? Healthy carbohydrates can be defined as unrefined carbohydrates that have a low impact on blood sugar levels, are low in fructose and high in dietary fiber. The list of healthy carbohydrates includes whole vegetables, fr...
Chestnuts are more similar to whole grains than to nuts The culinary characteristics and the nutritional value of chestnuts are quite different from other nuts. They resemble more to whole grains in their carbohydrate to fat ratio.