Why are complex carbohydrate foods good for you?

Complex carbohydrates break down slowly and therefore do not cause an insulin surge (or a sugar high). Complex carbs are healthy for you when eaten in the proper proportion with healthy fats and protein. Awesome Foods makes a variety of high quality snacks, prepared foods, and deserts that can help you achieve this balance. Examples of complex carbs are raw vegetables, soaked raw nuts & seeds, sprouted beans, soaked whole grains, and some fruits (like apples, pears, & berries). On the other hand, refined, simple carbohydrates are very low in nutrients and can cause your body to overproduce insulin, resulting in variety of health problems. These carbs include refined flours and sugar found in bread, pasta, candy, soda, and processed chips.