Time for a Comeback! 6 Carbs You’ll Want in Your Diet

Carbs have been wrongly accused of being responsible for causing obesity. Obviously, excessive consumption of any type of foods will lead to weight problems and carbs make no exception. It’s entirely safe to consume carbohydrates as long as you do it rationally. Experts even recommend following a balanced diet that includes carbs, proteins and vitamins.

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Many individuals ditched carb diets and as a result they lack essential nutrients that contribute to the good functioning of the human body. So it’s time to put them back on your grocery list as soon as possible. Unless doctors urged you to avoid carb-rich foods for some reason, there’s no justification to stay away from them.

Why carbs?

Carb intake results in energy boost as well as increased capacity for focus. Without them, we would basically feel weak, overly fatigued, energy- drained. Now that you are fully aware of why a proper diet must incorporate carbohydrates, let’s see 6 carb foods that are not only extremely tasty, but also healthy.

#1 Buckwheat

There are nine essential amino-acids and buckwheat has eight of them. The name of this pseudo cereal may be misleading. It is gluten-free and not related to wheat at all. Consuming it raw it’s more beneficial because once it gets cooked, it loses about 50% of the carbohydrates.

It is high in proteins, fibres, antioxidants, minerals and particularly good for those suffering from cardiovascular issues or diabetes. It is known to reduce the risk of heart attack and regulate blood sugar.

#2 Kidney beans

Kidney beans should never be consumed raw or inadequately cooked because of their toxicity. Besides carbs, maybe the biggest perk of opting for kidney beans instead of common ones is the iron content. A recent study suggests that a good portion of the population suffers from anaemia, so including kidney beans in your meal plan will help you fight the deficiency.

There are numerous ways to combine red beans with other ingredients in order to prepare a great variety of delicious sauces, salads and soups.

#3 Grapefruit

Grapefruit is considered a wonder citrus because of the wide range of beneficial substances it holds: carbs (9%), plenty of vitamins, fibres (2g) and valuable plant compounds. It also helps with battling obesity and it reduces the risk of developing kidney stones and cancers.

#4 Sweet Potatoes

Eating sweet potatoes is not very popular, but the health benefits are tremendous. 25 grams of carbohydrates per one serving will ensure all the energy you need to carry out any sort of exhausting task.

Vitamin D is very important for building bone strength as well as keeping the energy levels high. The body itself can produce vitamin D as a result of sunlight exposure, but the process is not always effective. There are few foods that are able to supply the body with the adequate dose of vitamin D, and sweet potatoes are amongst them.

#5 Bananas

Blood pressure issues are linked to working in stressful environments. Overworking will eventually lead to burnout if you do not manage to stick to your health goals. But guess what, bananas will not only offer impressive amounts of carbohydrates and potassium, but will also adjust blood pressure accordingly and get you in good spirits. As a general rule, you should keep sodium intake down and potassium level up.

#6 Beetroots

Juice can be made out of beets. Natural beverages of a purple shade are very likely to contain them. It’s great news, since eating beetroots can have a positive impact on one’s physical health. It is recommended by nutritionists to chow down a large amount of beets before engaging in high intensity training activities.

#Bonus

Smothies are also a great source of vitamins, minerals and other nourishing substances. And the better part is that you only need a handful of ingredients and a blender to make one. A fruit smoothie in the morning will improve your mood and enhance alertness for the rest of the day.

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