Eating Good Carbs


Good Carbs.  Bad Carbs.  No Carbs.  WHAT THE HELL???  I know that sometimes it could get confusing.  I’ll try to break it down for you as easily as I can. 


Good carbs are carbs that release sugar slowly through the body, which can help reduce body fat, thus enabling the body to lose weight.  They also help in reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which I wrote about in another article.  Good carbs have a low glycemic index (low GI) and they are good for you.  Basically, in English, they are carbs that have not been altered, those that are still in their natural state – i.e. CLEAN!


Here is an example of some “good carbs” which contain a low GI:


Oatmeal, pasta and bread made from whole wheat, bran, pumpernickel, millet, etc… whole grain cereal, lentils, beans, brown or wild rice, sweet potato, quinoa, yam, etc…


By eating these types of carbs, in moderation of course, will help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risks of many diseases.  They will also help you maintain proper blood sugar levels, helping you get through your day and workouts without exhaustion or bonking!

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