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Simple or Complex Carbs

They are three types of carbs: Fibre, starch, and sugar.  

  • Fibre and starch are complex carbs.
  • Sugar is a simple carb.

Common simple sugars that are added to foods are as follows.

  • Raw Sugar
  • Brown Sugar  
  • Glucose, sucrose, and fructose
  • Fruit Juice concentrated

The more complex a carb the better it is for the human body.

They have more nutrients than simple carbs.

The higher in fibre the slowly they digest. This makes them more filling and which means a good option for weight loss.

Fibre is massive for the body as it promotes regular bowel movements and helps to lower cholesterol.

Main sources of fibre

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts beans
  • Whole grains

Other High Starch Foods

  • Whole wheat Bread
  • Cereal
  • Corn
  • Oats
  • Peas
  • Rice

Complex carbs we should all eat more off    

Whole grains

They are great they are full of potassium, magnesium,  selenium choose less processed whole grains like quinoa and whole wheat pasta.

Fibre Rich fruits

Examples include banana, apples and berries.

Fibre Rich vegetables


Broccoli – great for improving lung function,  Green leafy vegetables, and carrots are a few examples.

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