Say Goodbye To Your No Carb Diet! (And Go Grocery Shopping NOW)

A beach vacation coming up? Let me guess- You’ve eliminated carbs from your diet so you can look absolutely divine in that stunning new bikini you bought? But there’s no reason you should deprive yourself from all the good carbs as well. They’re an essential source of energy for your body and vital organs.

The question on your mind must be: What are good carbs?

Good carbs have a low glycemic index because they cause a slower change in blood sugar levels. Diets rich in high glycemic index foods cause a rapid rise in blood glucose levels, thereby increasing the risk for diabetes and heart disease. By contrast, foods with a low glycemic index help you achieve a more stable blood sugar and improve weight loss and control Type 2 diabetes.

Whole-grain products such as brown rice, whole-grain pasta, beans, whole wheat bread, whole oats, buckwheat, millet, whole rye, whole-grain barley and whole-grain corn are considered good carbohydrates. These foods are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are beneficial to your health.

Anyway, enough science. We’ve listed down some good carbs that you should include in your daily diet. The key of course, is to balance, and not continue eating once you’re full, snacking mindlessly etc.

Whole wheat pasta (should be 100% whole wheat)
Cook this carb in a tomato-based sauce with loads of veggies, spices and herbs. Portion control is very important here. Don’t over eat and you’ll stay safe.

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Oatmeal
Excellent for the heart and for losing fat. Rich in fibre, keeps you full and satiated. Cleanses the intestines and colon as it passes through the body.

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Barley
What an amazing grain. Can be cooked in so many ways, highly nutritious, extremely low in fat, excellent to drain out excess body water.

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