Help! What Are Good Carbs??

Have discussions over carbohydrates left you lost and confused? We feel you! The good carb, bad carb and slightly OK carb conundrum has left many of us mulling over portion sizes and brown and white rice choices. Here are a few hints and tips to help you with your carbohydrate selections…

Choosing carbs with a Low GI (low glycemic index) is the way to go. This means that instead of raising your blood sugar levels super fast, the carbs will gradually raise your sugar levels, giving you a steady release of energy without resulting in energy/hunger crashes.

To select good carbs look for high fibre, whole grain and unprocessed options. Here are a few healthy options for your meal prep:

  • Brown rice
  • Bulgur
  • Wholegrain pasta and breads
  • Wholegrain cereals
  • Raw oats
  • Sweet potato (it actually has a lower GI than regular white potato!)
  • Lentils
  • Black beans and baked beans
  • Fruits and Veggies


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