Am I allowed to eat “Carbs”?
Carbohydrates have been getting a bad reputation lately and therefore this is a great question! Carbs are meant to fuel your body, but an excessive amount may make it challenging to lose weight and control blood glucose levels. Here are some fantastic tips below on how to enjoy carbs and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
1. Incorporate sources of complex carbohydrate into your diet. Complex carbohydrates aren’t responsible for spikes in blood glucose level and they give you fiber to help decrease your cholesterol level, provide satiety (feeling of fullness), and regularity.
2. Complex carbs such as beans, hummus, old fashioned oatmeal, berries, whole grain bread with 3 grams of fiber or more per slice are considered a healthy and important part of a balanced diet.
There's a common misconception that “carbohydrates make you fat.” They don’t. Sure, if eaten in unnecessarily large quantities they could contribute to weight gain, but, then again, so could too much of any food. In fact—carbohydrates are a healthy addition to your diet.
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