Everybody has this misconception about carbs. In reality as part of a healthy diet everyone needs carbohydrates. But in reality it is essential for daily activity. Now what I have found is that their are carbs that are not good for you and can lead to spikes in your glycemic levels. Now what is a glycemic index you may ask well basically it’s an index that indicates an effect on carbs and the person blood glucose levels . The GI shows the persons rise in blood glucose levels within 2 hours of consumption of a food. For a steady weight control you want to ingest foods that have a low glycemic index such as Whole Foods examples are fruits and my favorite sweet potato. Foods that are high in glycemic levels are processed foods such as white bread, refined sugars such as powdered sugar and white rice these foods have a high GI levels hence they immediately spike up your glucose levels in your blood and are metabolized within the body more rapidly than you would with Whole Foods such as fruits which actually take some calories and energy to process in your body and the sugars in these elements are slowly released within your blood stream in turn controlling your appetite making you feel full longer this along with fiber coincide And act as a great mechanism for weight control.
now another interesting fact that breakouts in correlation with glycemic level share some common grounds. I have sensitive skin and I have found that I break out hormonally around my jaw line from time to time. And I have found a linkage to this and glycemic levels. Researchers have found that diets with high glycemic levels may trigger by not only raising blood sugar levels but also releasing insulin and hormones (IGF1 & growth hormones) all of which trigger acne and breakouts.