Complex (a.k.a. ‘Good’) Carbs: Vegetables and whole grains provide fiber and an abundance of nutrients that are slowly absorbed and fuel our bodies with sustained energy.
Simple (a.k.a. ‘Bad’) Carbs: Refined grains, processed foods, and added sugar have little nutrient content and are absorbed too quickly into the blood, leaving us feeling sluggish.
For a list of energy-boosting carbohydrate sources click here.
For more information on how carbohydrates affect your body click here.
Sources: acsm.org, acefitness.org