Despite what you hear, there are foods to eat with carbs that are good for your health and your waistline.
For those of you watching your weight, ‘carbohydrate’ may feel like a swear word. However, it doesn’t need to be. Believe it or not, carbs are an essential part of our diet, and eliminating them from yours can cause trouble. Without carbs, your body could have issues regulating blood sugars and become lethargic. So, the question is: What carbs should you be eating?
There is such a thing as ‘good carbs’ that can help you lose weight! I know it sounds unbelievable, but it is true. Here are a few foods to eat that are what we call ‘good carbs’.
Black beans, green beans, or you name the bean: they all have a significant amount of fiber and very little sugar. An ounce of basically any bean will have approximately 6-8 grams of carbs. One-3 of those will be fiber. Beans also provide you with protein!
Oatmeal is an excellent source of fiber and is very healthy (as long as you don’t go crazy with sugary toppings). This perfect snack has been proven to help with weight loss and can lower cholesterol.
I know the word ‘bread’ can be scary if you are trying to lose weight. However, just like carbs, not all bread is terrible. Sourdough is different from other bread because it is made through a fermentation process. Therefore, it contains probiotics! And, is easier on those who are gluten intolerant. Sourdough will also provide you with nutrients that aid in digestion!
Not all carbs are created equal—but it’s important to know what a good carb can do for you! Take time to research foods to eat with good carbs versus bad. Comment your favorite ‘good carb’ below! We love hearing from our PI readers!