Carbohydrates are an important part of nutrition. They help fuel the body through it's activities and especially during sport and exercise. When you're looking to watch your physique, warding off or fighting diabetes, or maximizing your energy levels, some carbs are more optimal than others.
The best carbs you can eat are what I call, plant carbs. These are starchy veggies, fruits, and whole grains. These have numerous benefits as they are generally low GI foods:
📌 increases feeling of being full for longer periods, helping with weight management/loss
📌 slowly increases blood sugar giving you sustained energy instead a spike and crash
📌 low GI foods like these can decrease acne issues
📌 help with babies having a decreased risk of obesity and diabetes
📌 improve energy levels during long sport events and training periods
Which foods should you eat more of? Try these:
📍 sweet potatoes, especially boiled, as fries, or not overly baked
📍 grainy breads, not just whole grain but you can SEE the seeds and grains
📍 black rice, basmati rice, brown rice
📍 beans and legumes - lentils, navy beans, black eye peas, etc
📍 starchy vegetables
Increase more of these in place of burritos, pastries, sugary cereals, pizza, white rice, white pastas and watch your body thank you!