View Full Version : Starchy Carbs, High Gi Carbs And Simple Carbs????

07-11-2002, 12:37 PM
What's the difference between these 3 or are they all the same, just called by different names?

Can anyone give me some examples or list of foods/fruits containing Starchy carbs, hi GI carbs, and simple carbs?

Now, while cutting, you should avoid Starchy carbs, hi GI carbs, and simple carbs except for post work-out right? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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07-11-2002, 12:50 PM
From what I understand there are two types of carbs:

SIMPLE (simple sugars) & COMPLEX (starches)

And these can be divided into

HI GI (breads, crackers, pastries, and sweets)
LOW GI (Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and high fiber foods )

I think SIMPLE/HIGH GI after workout is recommended.
And COMPLEX/LOW GI during day...

07-11-2002, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the response, but can you give some examples of complex carbs/low GI carbs??

07-11-2002, 01:02 PM

Oats, rice, pastas... to name a few.

Saint Patrick
07-12-2002, 12:28 AM
High GI/Starchy = Potatoes/White Rice/Noodles/Wonder Bread

Low GI = Oatmeal/Brown Rice and to an extent, Veggies too

Simple Carbs = Dextrose/Maltodextrin (Sugar)