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

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