Make Life Simpler with “Complex” Foods
We interact with food on a daily basis, but did you know there are certain foods out there that are more beneficial than others?
Here at Baked Smart Cookie, we prioritize healthy choices and healthy foods. That’s why we use tasty foods like carrots, kale, broccoli, sweet potato, strawberries, pineapple, bananas, and apples in our decadent cookies. The perfect snack for the entire family, especially for kids who won’t eat vegetables, our cookies are non-GMO, vegan, soy-free, and USDA organic.
Even better, all of our ingredients are considered complex and can be beneficial for your body. Not sure what complex carbs are? That’s why we’re here to explain them and how they can benefit you.
What Are Complex Carbs?
When it comes to food, there are three macronutrients:
To break it down even further, there are three types of carbs, including complex carbs, simple carbs, and dietary fiber.
Complex carbohydrates are made up of long chains of sugar molecules that are then broken down by your body for energy. It takes more time for your body to digest complex carbohydrates in comparison to simple carbohydrates. However, it is also just as important to understand simple carbohydrates, which are referred to as “fast-acting carbs.”
Exmples of Complex Carbs:
- Whole grains
Examples of Simple Carbs:
- Bread (white)
- Soft drinks
- Table sugar
- Packaged cereals
Benefits of Complex Carbs
1. Aid in Heart Health
Complex carbs can help keep your heart healthy and strong. A diet rich in vegetables can lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks.
2. Gives You Fuel
Since it takes more time for complex carbs to be digested, your body will be fueled for a longer period of time. For example, when you grab a donut for breakfast, your body will digest the sugars quicker due to the simple sugars found in the food.
If you want to stay fuller for longer, it is best to eat oatmeal, due to its complex carbs.
3. Supports Weight Loss
Due to feeling fuller with complex carbs, your cravings will lessen and the feeling of wanting to eat more will not be so prevalent. Your chances of getting off track with eating healthy will be lessened, which will contribute to achieving your weight loss goals easier.
4. Helps You Sleep Better
More than 75 percent of Americans between 20 and 59 years old say that they have trouble sleeping regularly. The main reasons are because of stress, busy schedules, and other things.
Many complex carbs like oatmeal have high levels of tryptophan, which have been proven to aid sleep.
Nutritious Cookies from Baked Smart Cookie
Our baked, nutritious cookie is packed with high complex carbs that can positively contribute to your family’s overall health.