•The Effects of Carbohydrates on People With Metabolic Syndrome Some carbohydrates are good, some are bad. Learn about the glycemic index and glycemic load. This will help you choose the carbohydrates that have the lowest impact on blood sugar levels and therefore cause you to store less fat. Low GI foods also keep you full for the longest amount of time. Avoid simple carbohydrates, such as in sugar, white breads, rice, pasta and potato. These types of carbohydrates lead to large spikes in your blood sugar levels and cause you to store calories as fat.
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