The cardiac exercise specilist I'm under at the moment (doing a three month course to help with my cardiac symptoms) is interested in my diet for diabetes, that is LC/HF - just to be ultra clear that is Low Carb along with High Fat. For my carbs I eat a lot of veggies like kale, brocolli, asparagus, cauliflour, courgettes, ie the lowest carb ones, plus get a few carbs from almonds and from the milk in my tea.
The cardiac exercise specilist thinks I don't eat any "complex carbs", something to do with the veggies being so low in the glycaemic index. For example, she said that sweet potatoes are complex carbs but not kale.
Does anyone have any ideas, or links, on how to explain that the kind of veggies I eat are complex carbs, albeit very low in carbohydrate and low in the glycaemic index, but they are obviously complex carbs as they are broken down very sowly in digestion. (Milk, on the other hand, is a simple carb). I've found links which list veggies under "complex carbs" and found links which list them as very low in the glycaemic index, so I'm not sure how to exlplain that they are indeed complex carbs.