The famous nutrition guru and motivational speaker Jack LaLanne used to say that “The brain’s preferred source of fuel is glucose/carbohydrates.
And when you go on a low-carb/high-protein diet, your brain isusing low-octane fuel. You’ll be a little groggy, a little grumpy.” So, the truth is that carbs are really the base of a good nutrition.
Most people associate carbohydrates with something they should avoid because it makes them sick and fat. That’s actually quite understandable, considering the fact that everyone talks about the “bad” carbs and forget to mention the good ones!
Those carbohydrates that can be appropriate for diets are the ones called ‘complex carbs’
. They are said to dissolve much slower than the simple ones and they also tend to be a constant source of energy.
So, without further ado, here’s 5 healthy foods
that are rich in carbs, which you should have on a daily basis:
What a wonderful way to supply your organism with some healthy carbs from the very beginning of the day! A big bowl of oats for breakfast will not only give you carbohydrates, but also fibres that may increase the good cholesterol levels. A portion of oat porridge is around 160 calories which makes it a low-calorie meal, but still very healthy and nutritious
Legumes are popular as complex carb sources; also rich in folic acid, potassium and fibres, they are an amazing complement to your menu. Of course, they should be accompanied by some vegetables and proteins as well! In case you are wondering which legumes you should have, the choice is big. Some of the best and most delicious ones are chickpeas, lentils, beans. Hey, read this article
to learn how to make a tasty meal out of chickpeas! (hummus)
Did you know that apples can actually give you the carbs your body needs? Believe it or not, one big apple usually contains around 27g of carbohydrates, 5gr of fibres, 114 calories and 1,5g of fat. Of course, you can not only stick to apples in their basic form. For example, you may choose to try apple pectin, apple cider vinegar and lots of other variations.
- Sweet potatoes
Just like the regular potatoes, the sweet ones (a.k.a. batatas
) are good carb sources. What’s more, they are also low on calories but rich in vitamin A and potassium. As an additional asset you get an amazing sweet taste and crunchy texture. All that in just a single piece of potato!
Those little fruits are also something to be thankful for. It turns out ¼ cup may give you 33g of carbohydrates, which makes two times more than a slice of bread! The same amount might also supply your body with 123 calories, 1,5g of fibres and 39mg of potassium. Sounds like an offer, right? You should definitely include those on your menu!
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