Carbs That You Should Put On Your Shopping List

Yes, carbs! Carbs can be healthy too. I know that is contradicting some experts, but some experts agree they can.

Slide 1 of 16: There’s no question that carbs have gotten a bad rap over the years — especially thanks to trendy diet plans like keto. This reputation stems from the fact that the foods with simple, refined carbs are easier to overeat than other good, complex carbs full of fiber and other nutrients. You’ll find simple carbs in desserts, sugary beverages, condiments, sweetened dairy products, and white, refined grains like rice, pasta, and bread. Foods with sneaky sources of carbs (a.k.a. sugar) are absolutely everywhere — from those aforementioned beverages to energy bars and $16 pressed juices that line supermarket shelves. They're easier to overeat because they get readily absorbed into your bloodstream. What your body doesn’t need, however, gets stored in your peripheral tissues, a.k.a. your fat cells. Doing this regularly over time can lead to weight gain, so that’s why we consider carb-containing foods to be “fattening."While all carbs break down into glucose, the best carbs for your health are the ones you’ll eat in their closest-to-nature state as possible: vegetables, fruit, pulses, legumes, unsweetened dairy products, and 100% whole grains, like brown rice, quinoa, wheat, and oats. They contain varying amounts of fiber, the beneficial fuel that helps our body’s probiotics to survive and thrive. Dairy products also provide protein in addition to carbs from the naturally occurring sugar lactose.  So how many carbs do we really need? The USDA/DHHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends that we consume about half of our total calories for the day in the form of carbs. And the more we can choose nutrient-dense foods, the easier it is to actually feel satisfied — and want less of the not-as-nutritious carbs that find their way into our day in sneaky ways. Here’s my list of the healthiest carbs to add to your grocery cart ASAP

Unhealthy, Not So Bad, Foods

Follow This Link~ 16 “Unhealthy” Foods That Aren’t That Bad For You, According To Nutritionists (

Foods That You Should Eat Daily

Slide 2 of 6: At the bottom of the pyramid, you have three major components to focus on for your day—fruits, vegetables, and daily physical activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, a majority of your diet should come from produce like fruits and vegetables, which makes sense given that these foods are the richest in good nutrients for your body like vitamins and minerals. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables means your body has a better chance of getting a variety of those vitamins and minerals throughout the day. An easy way to ensure that variety is to try and eat foods from all colors of the rainbow.Here are 9 Warning Signs You're Not Eating Enough Vegetables.
Slide 6 of 6: That's right, sweets are still part of the food pyramid—but just at the very tip of it. Having a small sweet every now and then (especially one of these 76 Best Healthy Dessert Recipes) is completely okay in someone's diet. The key is to portion control your sweets and keep them within a certain calorie range—like indulging on one of these 25 Low-Calorie Desserts to Buy Under 150 Calories once in a while.All in all, the Mayo Clinic says following this food pyramid is quite simple: "Eat most of your food from the groups at the base of the pyramid and less from the top—and move more."Fill each of your plates with the key elements recommended by the Mayo Clinic: Fruits and vegetables, whole-grain carbohydrates, and protein. And try to move your body! The Mayo Clinic Diet recommends moving your body for at least 30 minutes every day—and that doesn't always mean hardcore exercise. Going for a walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or other creative ways to get your body moving each day are perfectly fine. Or try one of these 25 Easy Exercises That Make You Feel Better.

Foods To Eat As You Get Older

7 Foods You Should Eat as You Get Older (

All of us want to age gracefully. We all want to do our part to make sure that we take care of ourselves, for the years we have left.

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