September 2016 – Are carbs bad for us? Not if you choose the right ones. Carbohydrates are essential because they provide energy for our body and brain. They provide a very quick source of energy and they are also essential for the regulation of protein and fat.
However, all carbs are not created equal. Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables add fiber and bulk to your diet, making you feel fuller with fewer calories, making them a good choice. Whole grains are good carbs unless you are following a diet that doesn’t permit them or you have an issue with wheat. Beans and legumes are very versatile, nutritious, and a good way to get protein.
I leave you with these words of advice…stay away from refined, processed carbs. Join me next time for some “Fat Facts”. Until then, be well.
Janice Silk is a Nutrition Consultant that believes small changes can bring about big results.