You don’t have to give up all your carbs when trying to find the best way to lose weight – in fact, you can get some great new taste sensations, textures and valuable nutrients from new carb sources. Try introducing any of these grains into your diet:
Barley: An excellent source of fiber, especially beta-glucan and pectin, which are both being studied for their cholesterol-lowering properties. Also a good source of protein, B-vitamins, selenium, zinc and iron.
Brown rice; Packs more B-vitamins, fiber, protein, selenium, magnesium and potassium than white rice though cooking time will be longer.
Farro: Lighter in taste and texture than wheat berries but with the same nutritional profile.
Millet: Crunchy and quick-cooking, this grain is a good source of fiber and plant protein. It also contains potassium, B-vitamins, folic acid, iron, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Quinoa: An excellent complete protein (contains lysine, an amino acid missing from most grains) and a good source of riboflavin, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and fiber.
Wheat berries and bulgur: Surprisingly sweet, chewy sources of fiber, protein, B-vitamins, folic acid, zinc, iron and magnesium as well as phytochemicals. Bulgur is the name for wheat berries that have been steamed and cracked.
How To Get More Good Carbs In Your Diet
- Add-a dab of fat to slow down sugar absorption.
- Drink a combination of fruit and vegetable juice rather than just fruit alone.
- Add new grains to your diet and enjoy the new carbs.
How To Get Fewer Bad Carbs In Your Diet
- Ditch processed white carbs.
- Ditch excessive portion sizes.
- Stop doing Gl and switch to GL.