Thursday, December 10, 2020

What is a healthier “carb?”

All carbs are not created equal. Sugar is actually a brain toxin and does not meet the definition of a healthier carb. Refined and processed foods high in sugar and refined grains are unhealthy, while whole, fiber-rich foods are healthy. Here are examples:

   1.    Oats, as in rolled or steel-cut oats for cereal

2.    Buckwheat, which is not a wheat but is used in some cereals as well as buckwheat noodles

3.    Whole fruits such as bananas, blueberries, oranges, and apples

4.    Chickpeas, the main ingredient in humus

5.    Quinoa, a seed that is used as a grain

    6.    Sweet potatoes, brown rice, other whole grains 

That can get you started. Read labels. Carefully! Look for plant-based foods in as natural a state as possible—with little or no added sugar.

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