So after a workout you want fast-digesting carbs – when do you want to eat slow-digesting carbs?
Every other meal you eat. Just remember, eat foods as close to the original state as when they were harvested. Each time food is processed, digestion becomes easier which speeds the rate at which the energy is absorbed. The lower the number, the slower (and the better for all meals except for post- workout recovery). For example, an apple has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 20, crush that apple up and
turn it into apple sauce and the GI jumps to 30. Turn that apple sauce into apple juice with pulp and the number jumps again to 40 but remove all the pulp and fiber and the GI skyrockets to 60! Ouch! Here’s another example; old fashioned oat meal has a GI of 40, while they’re processed cousins – Quick Oats have a GI of 65; again fast-digesting. Then take those oats and pulverize them into fine flour and watch out, the GI jumps to 85. Believe it or not, they will breakdown into sugar faster in your body than white table sugar. When we constantly eat processed foods, our bodies become resistant to insulin and we begin to store calories more as fat, which may lead to obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.