Complex Carbohydrates, How to preserve them during cooking? Their connection to Diabetes? - Archived


Cooking food nutritiously is a challenge to everyone.  Those of us who know the importance of providing the body  healthy food, strive to cook in the most healthy and nutritious way, but it seems to be harder than we think… Why does cooking food destroy so much of the nutrients?  In this article you can learn about a very essential group of nutrients called complex carbohydrates, their significance in the body, their connection to diabetes and how to cook food without destroying them.

What are Complex Carbohydrates?

Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains. These are found in foods such as whole grains, peas, beans, and vegetables. Both simple and complex carbohydrates are turned into glucose (blood sugar) in the body and are used as energy. Glucose is used in the cells of the body and in the brain. Food that contains Complex carbohydrate provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are important to the health of an individual. 

The majority of carbohydrates should come from complex carbohydrates (starches) and naturally occurring sugars because they pack in more nutrients than simple carbs because they are higher in fiber and digest more slowly. This also makes them more filling, which means they’re a good option for weight control as they provide the body with energy for a long time. They are also ideal for people with type 2 diabetes because they help manage post-meal blood sugar spikes.complex carbohydrates

The rich sources of complex carbs whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, dairy foods (like yogurt) etc.

How Eating Food Rich in Complex Carbohydrates Prevents Diabetes? 

The complex carbs have complicated molecules that break down slowly, delivering a steady supply of sugar to the bloodstream. When sugar is delivered to the cells gradually, they can burn it for energy and our blood sugar levels stay stable. Even if you are choosing to eat foods that are rich in complex carbs, you may be prone to diabetes if you are not cooking them the right way. This is why:

Complex carbs are delicate nutrients, they break easily when cooked in conventional metal or ceramic pots because of the harsh heat generated from these types of pots. Most conventional cookware made from metals and ceramics radiate near infrared heat while cooking that destroys most of the complex carbs. This results in an excess of simple carbs and less complex carbs, which means they are going to be digested pretty quickly when you eat them resulting in a rush of insulin. When this keeps happening regularly, the ability of the body to make enough insulin slowly wears out and there is an excess of sugar in blood – type 2 diabetes! 

How to Cook without destroying these delicate set of nutrients: Complex Carbs

It is important to cook your food in a pot made from a healthy material like 100% non-toxic pure clay that cooks with food-friendly, far infrared heat.  The heat generated from the walls of MEC’s pure clay pots cook the food thoroughly but don’t destroy complex carbohydrates. When you start eating food with a balance of simple and complex carbs, the insulin management in your body improves and this even heals diabetes (here is a true life example). 

AUTHOR’S NOTES: Hi, I am Sachin,  I hope this article was an eye opener to the way these simple and potential set of nutrients can help your body. Diabetes is the pandemic of this era – and the unhealthy methods of cooking greatly contribute to it. It is important that we switch to pure clay cookware in order to keep our body nourished with enough complex carbs which are responsible for a long and healthy life. Head over to MEC Store and order your pure clay pot today! 


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