When we reduce our carbohydrate intake, the first thing we notice is how quickly, almost like a miracle, we lose weight. Still, what we lose is not fat, but water. Nutritionists say that: “Carbohydrates stored inside the body as glycogen store three to four times their weight in water”. Therefore, as soon as you stop consuming carbohydrates and start using your stored glycogen, you will surely lose a certain amount of weight.
Nutritionists say that “carbohydrates are the brain’s main source of energy”. “When a person reduces their carbohydrate intake, the brain does not function properly, particularly when glycogen reserves are significantly decreased”. Eventually, when all this glycogen is lost, your body dissolves fat and “runs out of” small carbon fragments, which are called ketones. The result? - Bad breath, dry mouth, exhaustion, dizziness, insomnia, nausea and dim vision. In other words, you feel like you caught the flu.
According to a research, granary cereals are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins which are crucial for maintaining our energy levels, and many people already suffer from magnesium deficiency. In addition, given that carbohydrates are the preferred “fuel” source of your body, all your cells weaken and do not function properly.
Consuming carbohydrates from granary products plays an important role in the amount of fibres you obtain. According to a recent study, 92% of young people in America do not consume enough fibre. Plant fibres, a plant’s most indigestible part, do not only help in stabilising the levels of sugar in the blood and reduce the danger of obesity and other chronic disorders, but also ensures regular bowel movement.