Healthy Carbohydrates

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Healthy Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates can be divided into three groups—starches, sugars, and fiber. Unfortunately, carbs have gotten a bad reputation in recent years, but, without them in your diet--at least the healthy carbohydrates, you will not feel well.

Choose Wisely

It is important for you to know that carbs can be part of a healthy lifestyle. The key is to choose the so-called “good carbs,” those that contain both energy-producing sugars and starches, but also have other nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and fiber.

At the same time, try to limit or avoid what may be called the “bad carbs,” which have more calories and fat than you need, without the benefit of the other nutrients that are so important to good health.

Click on this link for more detailed information about Carbohydrates.

Watch portions

Since even healthy carbs provide calories, you will need to be aware of portion sizes. A little, usually a half a cup to a cup, can go a long way! 

Here is a list of some good carbs that you can include as part of your healthy diet.

Click here for a printable copy of this healthy carbs list.

Healthy Carbs

1. Fruits

2. Starchy Vegetables, such as peas, winter squash, corn, carrots, and potatoes

3. Non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli, leafy greens, green beans and zucchini

4. Whole grain bread and rolls

5. Pinto beans

6. Brown rice

7. Whole grain cereals such as oatmeal.

8. Cashews

9. Whole grain pasta

10. Whole grain pilaf such as bulgur or Kashi

11. Popcorn (if of good quality, popped fresh, with healthy oil and served with a bit of unprocessed salt, if desired)


Low-carb diets

The popularity of low-carb diets has created a certain misunderstanding about carbs. Rather than restricting all carbohydrates, diets, such as the South Beach Diet, seem to be more about limiting high glycemic carbs (those that release sugar into your bloodstream very quickly). On this type of diet, fruits and grains are excluded from the first phase, but non-starchy vegetables are allowed. Later on, certain fruits, grains and starchy vegetables can be eaten in moderation, but the emphasis is always on the lowest glycemic carbs.


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