Tuesday, December 27

The 6 Good Carbs to Add to Your Diet

Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.
Whole Wheat Pasta
Wheat Berries
Pop Corn

From Eating Well

1 comment:

Jenna said...

I love this post! Short, sweet, and to the point!! You're so right! There are many great carbs that our body needs just as there are many junky ones we dont need! When you know the difference, you're set! :o) I'm a Good carb freak! I love quinoa and bulgur the most!! Have a fab day! Spa <3