6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM | Posted in diabetes, Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the Eating Well web site, 6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim. The link is at the bottom of the post to get them all!

 
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay SlimEating Well

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

 

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious. (Similiarly whole-wheat bread and brown rice are healthier choices than their “white” counterparts.)…

 

 

 

2. Quinoa
Consider it souped-up couscous. A delicately flavored whole grain, it provides some fiber (2 grams per half cup) and a good amount of protein (4 grams). Note: Research shows protein can help you feel full for longer. Rinsing quinoa removes any residue of saponin, its natural bitter protective coating.

To cook: Bring 2 cups water or broth to a boil; add 1 cup quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork…..

 

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.702462&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd111113

5 Foods for a Flatter Stomach

May 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Really good informative article from the Eating Well web site. I left a link to it at the end of the post.

 
5 Foods for a Flatter Stomach

New research shows that these foods may have waist-shrinking (and consequent health-boosting) properties.Eating Well
If you want a slimmer stomach, cutting calories and exercising are must-dos. But new research also shows some foods may have waist-shrinking (and consequent health-boosting) properties. Here are 5 tummy tamers to add to your diet.

Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.

 

1. Canola Oil
Already dubbed a heart-healthy cooking oil, canola now touts another boon: when Brazilian researchers fed rats a diet containing either canola or soybean oil for two months, the soybean-oil eaters gained nearly 20 percent more fat in and around the organs of the belly (also known as visceral fat) than those that chowed on the canola-oil-enriched diet. While researchers can’t say exactly how much canola oil people would need to include in their diet to achieve this effect, they believe that canola oil’s high omega-3 content lowers insulin levels, ultimately discouraging fat storage in the abdomen.

Next: 2. Beans »……

 

* Read the entire article by clicking the link below*
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/5_foods_for_a_flatter_stomach?sssdmh=dm17.666240&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd050213

6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A good article on the “Good Carbs” on the Eating Well web site. I left the web link at the bottom of the post so you can read the entire article. Check out the entire site while there it’s full of healthy recipes and ideas.
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious….

Click the link below to read the entire article.

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.627969&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd110112

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