We know that the fiber found in complex carbohydrates contain fiber, which digests more slowly than sugars, and therefore make them more filling. This helps them to be a good tool in controlling our weight, as well as managing our blood sugar levels. Fiber can also help with your cholesterol levels as well.

Carbs to Include:

If you are currently avoiding carbs, it’s most likely you are also avoiding some extremely healthy, nutrient-rich foods. While avoiding sodas, candy, and chips is a good idea, the following should make some sort of appearance in your everyday diet.

  • Whole grains: Good source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, and selenium. Look for these in quinoa, whole-wheat pasta, and whole-wheat bread.
  • Fruits: Especially apples, berries, and bananas, fruits can provide you with a lot of your daily fiber intake.
  • Vegetables: Some veggies can be just as fiber-rich as grains, including broccoli and leafy greens.
  • Beans: Not only do beans contain fiber, but they are also a great source for folate, iron, and potassium.