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Good VS Bad: Sources of Healthy Carbs That You Need To Know

Carbs, also known as carbohydrates, are micronutrients that provide energy.

Carbohydrates are one of the basic food groups that are important to a healthy diet.

Being a major food source, carbohydrates are sugars, starches and fibre found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk products.

There are three types of carbohydrates –

Simple Carbs – These carbohydrates convert to sugar much faster in the body, can spike blood sugar.

Processed Carbs – These convert to sugar quickly, and can spike blood sugar. They are often stripped/ devoid of any nutrient value.

Complex Carbs – They break down more slowly, allowing a more gradual release of energy. It contains fibre and other important vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

The Role Healthy Carbs Play –

Carbohydrates provide sustainable energy.

It also supports weight loss.

Regulate hormones.

Support better sleep nights.

Carbohydrates To Avoid Or Moderate –

White bread/ Pasta

Potato chips

Pasteurized fruit juices

Cereal

Ice cream

Refined sugar

Candy

Donuts/ baked goods

Carbs To Enjoy –

Non-starchy vegetables

Fruits

Beets

Sweet potatoes

Pumpkin/Squash

Oats

Brown Rice

Quinoa

Beans and Lentils

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