13 Sep 2007
Carbohydrate snacks that contain large amounts of refines sugars and starches promote a sudden rise in blood sugar levels. Thus, they provide the body with an immediate source of energy. The "insulin spike" that follows rapidly lowers the blood sugar levels. This results in cravings for more sugary foods. The end result usually is fatigue, dizziness, nervousness, and headaches.
Over indulgence in starches and sweet foods may suppress the desire for other essential nutrients. Often this results in nutritional deficiencies, obesity and tooth decay. Diets that are high in refined carbohydrates are usually low in vitamins, minerals and cellulose.