Prepare to be shocked: despite all the bad news you have heard about carbs the real key to a long, healthy life is to eat more of them, not less. It’s true. But here is the important part of eating more carbs for good health – you have to eat more good, or complex, carbs and you have to eliminate bad, or simple, carbs.
Good carbs include things like fresh fruit; non-starchy vegetables, non-gluten grains; nuts and legumes; and non-pasteurized dairy products.
Bad carbs include: refined grains; processed foods; white potatoes; soda; and sugar.
To add more good carbs to your diet and get rid of bad carbs take the following three steps:
Low GI foods, such as brown rice, are digested much more slowly causing a lower, more gradual change in blood sugar levels. You can find copies of the GI Index online. Print out a copy and start referring to it before you eat any carbs.
Make a concerted effort to eat more fiber. Fiber can be found in high amounts in fruits, vegetables and beans.
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