problems developing as a result of consuming refined or complex
carbohydrates are generally of a digestive nature, such as longer transit
time (refined carbs), or abdominal bloating (complex carbs), or they
adversely affect mineral uptake and balance (iron, calcium, zinc...).
With the exception of dental caries
that can be linked to the consumption of various types of carbs, medical
problems resulting from ingesting simple
carbs (sugar, honey, molasses, syrup, candy, pop, cakes, any sweet /
overripe fruit...)are much more significant:
contrast to complex carbs, simple carbs require more resources of specific
nutrients such as biotin, Vitamin C, manganese and chromium.
is unaffected by complex carb intake, but simple carbs lower manganese
levels in those with
hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) tendencies, and they raise manganese levels
in individuals with an
inclination for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Simple carbs (including fructose from fruit) promote the formation of VLDL
triglycerides, while refined or
complex carbs don't, so in contrast to complex carbs, simple carbs
raise the risk for cardiovascular disease.
• Simple carbs decrease omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and germanium
levels (which have blood
thinning properties), and complex carbs support or enhance both.
Unlike simple carbs, complex carbs are fiber-rich, which:
improves digestive health and transit time,
may result in lower absorption / bioavailability of specific minerals,
particularly calcium, iron, zinc...
slows glycogen conversion, which better stabilizes blood sugar.
• Unlike complex carbs, simple carbs (sweets) can cause pain when in
contact with exposed dental roots.
Simple carbs can promote osteoporosis in trabecular bone through the
chromium / parathyroid mechanism,
while complex carbs can promote osteoporosis in cortical bone through a
effect, which they have in common with high protein / phosphate sources.
Simple carbs - unlike complex carbs - trigger more medical symptoms
such as headaches, fatigue, depression,
drowsiness, skin eruptions, mucus / throat discomfort, or sugar withdrawal
carbs - unlike complex carbs - can be a causative, or contributing factor
with mood disorders, and
- particularly with children - behavioral problems.
According to some research, simple carbs - unlike complex carbs -
promote free radicals.
Simple carbs - unlike complex carbs - effect an opposing change in
hyper / hypoglycemics, resulting in
a higher sodium / potassium ratio with hyperglycemics, and a higher
potassium / sodium ratio with hypoglycemics, which can subsequently lead to an increase in blood pressure with the
former, and a decrease in blood pressure with the latter.
In contrast to complex carbs, ingesting simple carbs reduces the
WBC's ability to destroy bacteria (phagocytosis). In sugar-intolerant types, this can lead to increased pus formation,
and in patients with leukemia to an increased WBC count. There is also an inhibiting effect on the
immune system by the formation of AGE's (advanced glycosylation end product). In a study a few years ago done by Ronald Roth where he compared
patients who had actual episodes of ischemic heart disease or strokes, the incidence of elevated VLDL triglycerides versus elevated LDL
cholesterol was 2.2:1. Some reports has come across by other researchers ranged from 2:1 to as high as 4:1 according to
their statistics or observations, so simple sugar can be considered to be a much bigger culprit with cardiovascular disease or ischemic stroke than fats.