31 July 2016

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Carbs - Good or bad for health ??


That's what I thought!

When it comes to diet or weight loss ,one thing that scares me the most and I wish I could stay away from them, other than fats are "Carbs". Like fats,even carbs are expected to be kept in range.

Carbs/Carbohydrates provides fuel a.k.a energy to the body ,derived from foods like fruits,vegetables,breads,rice,pasta and dairy products that boost stamina,concentration,mood,recovery and overall well being.



Now they are of two types :Good Carbs and bad carbs .The good carbs are not well known to all but bad carbs have over taken the former and given the carbs overall a bad reputation!

Good carbs are those that contains lots of fiber like vegetables,fruits and whole grains which takes longer to break down into glucose and provide the essential nutrients along with the calories which will curb appetite,will build up stamina for any physical activities,fast recovery from any training session,sharp mind and mood.

Bad carbs are processed or refined foods that strips off fiber ,adds extra sugar like white breads,Rice,Pasta,Cakes,Cookies,Donuts,Bagels etc that can spike the glucose level in the body and develop diseases like Diabetes,heart disease etc.



So,obviously we must include good carbs in our diet to lose weight in a healthy way.So,here is the list of good carbohydrates that will help in weight loss and can be a part of an optimum diet.

By the way,did you know that plain "Popcorn" is actually a whole grain and it's high in antioxidants. 3 Cups of air popped plain popcorn = 110 calories and 4grams of fiber,which covers one of the daily requirement of whole grains. Aaahaa..I like that !

Man,now I can happily and healthily enjoy those popcorns while watching movies in theaters (guilt free-free-freeeee) !!

So,here is the list of good and essential carbs for healthy weight loss :
 
Vegetables
Whole Fruits
Legumes
Nuts
Seeds
Whole grains
Tubers
Others
Beet Roots
Apple
Lentils
Almonds
Chia seeds
Pure oat
Potatoes
Rice Bran
Butternut Squashes
Banana

Kidney Beans
Walnuts
Pumpkin seeds
Quinoa
Sweet Potatoes
Greek Yogurt
Corn
Blueberries
Peas
Hazelnuts
Flax seeds
Buckwheat
Taro
Skinless chicken/Turkey
Broccoli
Cantaloupes
Pinto
Macadamia

Brown Rice
Yam
Dairy Products
Tomato
Acai Berries
Black Beans
Peanut

Whole grain Pasta

Raisins,Dates
Onion
Black Berries
Chickpeas
Chestnuts

Popcorn

Sourdough Bread
Brussel Sprout
Grapes





Breakfast cereal (Whole Grains ,

atleast 3 grams of fiber and no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving. )
Cauliflower
Mango





    Fish/other seafoods
Cabbage
Pears





Eggs
Cucumber
Plums





Water

Pineapples





Tea/Coffee

Peaches





Herbs/Spices

Oranges





Dark Chocolate

Strawberries





Butter

Grapefruits





Cottage Cheese

Fresh Figs





Tofu

Apricots





Almond Flour

Lemons





Almond Milk

Kiwi





Amarnath









Well,all I can say is ,"The more I learn,the more excited I become." Hopefully I will be able to prepare my diet accordingly,don't know about weight loss but my body will get happy ,healthy ,energetic eventually . (Touchwood!!)

 So,friends looks like we shouldn't skip carbs anymore and make sure that we eat good carbs for sure.Carbs are friendly too and our body deserves it !!

Yo Carbs !!
 






DISCLAIMER:I am collecting all these vital health related info (from reliable sources all over the internet) ,for my personal use and storing it at one place as guidelines for good health  .So that I don't have to google it always .So,these are otherwise strictly for informational purpose only and not to be substituted for any professional medical advice.

REFERENCES : - Eatingwell.com , Webmd.com , Bodybuilding.com