This is a guest post by Tony Jay
One of the most misunderstood genres of weight loss supplements is the cab blocker. Many dieters will try to avoid fatty or sugary foods and research various ways to cut down on fat consumption.
Although cutting down on fat consumption is highly recommended it is another food group, namely, carbohydrates that can do just as much damage as far as calorific intake is concerned.
What Are Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates, commonly known as carbs, are a chemical compound consisting only of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates are present in many foods that are considered staple components of an everyday, normal diet.
There are good carbs and bad carbs – although calling a specific group of carbohydrates "bad" would cause the imagination to want to refrain from consuming anything from within group, but all carbohydrates taken in moderation are an essential part of a healthy diet.
Also known as Complex Carbs such as fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grain fibre as well as nuts, beans and low fat dairy produce are common examples of what are considered good carbs.
Also known as Simple Carbs such as bread, pasta, cakes, as well as white rice and potatoes are considered bad.
How Carbohydrates Affect Your Body
Carbohydrates are one of three building blocks essential for all living things – the other two being proteins and fats. When digested, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, it is this glucose that is considered to be the body’s fuel and provides energy.
When you eat food that has more carbohydrates than your body can utilise immediately, it converts the additional glucose to fat and stores it in fatty cells for later use. This is a highly effective adaptive mechanism to keep your body from starving when there is little food available. The downside to this mechanism is that excess body fat will become noticeable and prominent.
How Carb Blockers Work
A carb Blocker is usually taken in pill, tablet or capsule form. There are several commercially carb blockers available to purchase with varying degrees of effectiveness and success.
All carb blockers are considered to be over the counter products. There is not a carb blocking chemically produced or pharmaceutical prescriptiion, only medication. Taking a carb blocker before a meal has the natural effect of inhibiting the digestive enzyme’s ability to process carbs, which means that complex starchy carbohydrates remain undigested and pass harmlessly out of the body.