Industries, weight-loss fads, and get lean quick programs have done a great job at turning anyone slightly interested in dropping a few kilos or wanting to get fit into Carb-o-phobes.
These programs quickly blame carbs for weight gain, and problems regulating weight. But, what they fail to mention are the sustainable benefits that carb-heavy foods bring.
Carbs are your bodies main source of energy, and you need them for optimal health. In simpler terms, not only is avoiding carbs extremely restrictive, but it’s also incredibly dangerous as it can increase your risk of diseases and illness.
Some other side-effects from abstaining from cards can include headaches, fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, nausea, constipation, bad breath, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies?
There are three main types of carbohydrates: starches, fibre, and sugars.
Starches, often referred to as complex carbohydrates, are found in grains legumes, and starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn.
Sugars are known as simple carbohydrates. These are both the natural sugars found in vegetables, fruits, milk, and honey and the added found in processed foods, syrups, sugary drinks, and sweets.
Fibre is a form of carbohydrate that can aid digestion and weight loss. It also helps to keep you fuller for longer and keeps your blood cholesterol in check.
Rather than completely cutting out carbs, a well-balanced diet and fitness plan is the best way to lose weight, get fit, and reach optimal health and wellbeing.
To reap the benefits of carbohydrates, you should choose carbohydrates loaded with nutrients. Some of the best carbohydrates for you include:
Whole grains: quinoa, amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats
Fruits: berries, citrus fruits, melons, apples, pears, bananas and kiwifruit
Starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, white potato, corn, peas and carrots
Legumes: lentils, black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, chickpeas and soybeans
Healthy foods lower in carbohydrates include
Non-starchy vegetables: leafy greens, spinach, cabbage, asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and mushrooms
Nuts and seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts and pistachios
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