There are much confusion about the issue of good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates in past few years… this might aid clear up a few of that confusion for you and set you on a clearer path to lifetime fat loss success and more healthy eating.
Firstly, a lot of people aren’t “low carb” believers (many obviously do not think very low carbohydrate diets are healthy), but do believe that among the chief reasons that the vast most people struggle to ever reduce weight is that they’re over-consuming processed refined carbohydrates for example pasta, bagels, breads, cereals, rice, muffins, sodas, juices, chocolates, crackers etc.
Even carbohydrate sources that majority of the people think are “healthy” actually are just excess calories that don’t really contain significant nutrient density… and many kinds of breads and cereals claim to be “whole grain” through smart marketing although in truth, the first ingredient in them is refined flour, which one is just gonna spike your blood sugar and cause an insulin surge.
After years of eating too much processed carbohydrates, it becomes more difficult and harder for insulin to do it’s job and continue managing all of this blood sugar, and insulin resistance and eventual type 2 diabetes can take place in lots of people.
For most people, the opinion on this is that the most of people struggling to reduce weight would get much better results by following these kinds of guidelines:
- Decrease overall grain-based foods in your diet plan (pasta, cereal, crackers, rice, etc) and concentrate more of your diet on healthful free range, grass-fed meats and eggs, raw grass-fed dairy, and a whole a lots of vegetables.
- Rather than grains for nearly all of your carbohydrate intake, try getting the majority of your carbs from vegetables, sweet potatoes, and a variety of berries and whole fruits (NOT fruit juices, which eliminate the helpful fiber and also other significant nutrients in the fruit)
- If you’re gonna get any grains at all, concentrate on the most nutrient dense and fibrous parts of the grain… the bran and the germ. Which means the healthiest ideas are using oat bran rather than oat meal, and using wheat germ and rice bran by adding up them to your salads, yogurt, cottage cheese, soups, smoothies, etc. This technique you get all of the most nutrient dense portions of the grains without all of the extra starches and calories.
- To replace the void if you’re accustomed to eating large quantities of cereals, bread, pasta, and many other carbohydrate sources… try filling that void with extra healthy fats like avocados, guacamole, nuts, seeds, nut butters also healthy proteins like grass-fed raw dairy and grass fed meats, whole free-range organic eggs, etc. Healthful fats and protein sources go a long method to satisfying your appetite, controlling proper blood sugar and hormone levels, and assisting you to make actual progress on weight loss for life.
With all of that said, here is one a favorite carbohydrate source that’s high in fiber and contains a high density of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals… it’s yams and/or sweet potatoes. Try slicing them into slim slivers and sauteing them with one or two tablespoons of water in a pan for about five minutes for a faster healthy carb (rather than baking them for over an hour). Finish them off with a touch of grass-fed organic and natural butter and a few cinnamon and you have got a delicious and healthy carbohydrate side dish!