Sunday, April 1, 2012

Food Containing Carbohydrates

For most of Indonesia's population, rice became the staple food is always eaten every day. Rice as a carbohydrate is needed that helps the body get energy. Besides rice, there are other foods that also contain carbohydrates that are also a staple food of most of the population of Indonesia. You can try this alternative carbohydrates as a substitute for rice.

How Carbohydrate Content of Rice?

The content of carbohydrates contained in rice is a simple carbohydrate that is easy to break down into sugar in the body. Better carbohydrates are complex carbohydrates that break down over time, so it will keep you full longer. Carbohydrate needs of the general adult 1000 grams per day.
If you want to try alternative carbohydrates other than rice, a few foods that contain carbohydrates are :
  • Corn
Maize is the staple food for the Madura and East Nusa Tenggara. Sweet taste makes a lot of people who liked it. Contain folic acid and fiber is good for the body. At certain areas, corn is made into rice corn. With practical ways you can try to eat it with boiled or baked.
  • Sago
Sago became the staple food for people in Maluku or Papua. Sago plants usually grow in swampy areas in eastern Indonesia and is rarely found in western Indonesia. Shaped like a powder which will then be processed. Eastern Indonesia society is a process sago pasty, sticky form called papeda usually served with fish sauce, yellow.
  • Cassava
Cassava is also one of the staple food in Indonesia. The roots of this plant can be a glut of food. Usually served with made into tiwul, fried or boiled.
  • Tuber (Ubi)
Similar to cassava, sweet potato is also a root crop which contains carbohydrates. The type commonly found are sweet sweet sweet orange and purple. Orange sweet potatoes contain beta carotene and vitamin A will be able to prevent cancer. While the purple sweet potato has a beautiful color that can be used as natural dyes. Purple sweet good for preventing blockage of blood vessels and have antioxidant properties. There are several ways to cook sweet potatoes in a way that is fried, steamed, or created as a pie.
  • Potato
Potatoes contain carbohydrates with a lower calorie and so are used to a diet program. Regular fries served with steak or other food sdaging. Way of processing can be done with baked, boiled and then pounded commonly known as mossed potatoes. Easy potato side dish of vegetables or combined with a companion.
  • Oat
Derived from wheat and oats have cholesterol-lowering benefits to the body. Can be easily found in instant form and used as an alternate food in the morning. Commonly presented in a way that is brewed or boiled briefly like porridge. Another way is to add in the cake or bread.
  • Pasta
Spaghetti, fettuccini, Fusilli, cocciolini or macaroni is some form of pasta that we usually encounter. Pasta is actually derived from the processed wheat flour and dried produce diverse forms. Commonly treated with roasted, boiled and then added the sauce like bolognaise or carbonara.
 Carbohydrate types

Carbohydrates alone can be divided into simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. By consuming complex carbohydrates, the results you will feel full more slowly because of the breakdown of glucose more slowly. Complex carbohydrates characterized by low rates of GI (glycemic index). The lower the glycemic index means that the more complex carbohydrates.

Included in the category of low GI carbohydrates are pasta, corn, boiled cassava, and oats. At any rate are sweet potatoes, baked potato with skin, brown rice. There on the high GI of white rice and a baked potato without the skin.

Knowing the types of carbohydrates can help you that are dieting, in order to feel full longer, so help you diet. It also enables you to be careful with reducing carbohydrates in the rice if you were already eating a carbohydrate-containing foods on the sidelines of the main meals.

The research conducted shows that a diet rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates, can make a long life, reduced risk of cancer, reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of diabetes, reduced risk of digestive disorders, and increased overall health.

Moreover, in addition to rice eating carbohydrates such as corn, cassava, yams, potatoes, oats and pasta up, can be an alternative in order not to become monotonous.

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