Good vs Bad Carb

What’s heartening to know is that the whole mess really can be boiled down to two basic rules…

  1. Fill your daily diet with real food, that is, carbohydrates that look as if they actually came out of the earth. Eat whole corn kernels, for example, instead of corn flakes. Reach for a whole orange instead of orange “vitamin water,” or even orange juice. Choose brown rice, not white rice. The less processed and refined a carb is, the healthier – and better for your waistline – it tends to be.
  1. Steer clear of fake carbs. By fake, we mean food that is more a product of factories than of the soil. Fake carbs are foods that have been so overly processed – fiber stripped, nutrients stripped, water squeezed out, fat added, salt added, sugar added..aka empty calories .

Carbs are public enemy No. 1 for anyone training to lose weight.. As much as we love pasta, bread, and every sweet you can think of, too many of us have been brainwashed into thinking carbs will make us fat. Newsflash: They won’t.

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6 Responses to Good vs Bad Carb

  1. James says:

    Fortunately, I’ve got a wife who constantly reads about nutrition and gut health and is also a “foodie,” making delicious meals out of really healthy stuff. Processed foods are definitely a “no-no” in our house.

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  3. Good complex carbs and clean proteins… I need to get on this thing. BCBike Race is less than a year away! I’m squandering my days! Thanks for the reminder.

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