6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-12-06 14:26:13 -0600
Started 2011-12-03 09:10:44 -0600

Here are two articles that are pretty interesting regarding carbohydrate consumption, the links to the articles are listed below.

The Health Benefits of Carbs

There's a common misconception that “carbohydrates make you fat.” They don’t. Sure, if eaten in unnecessarily large quantities they could contribute to weight gain, but, then again, so could too much of any food. In fact—carbohydrates are a healthy addition to your diet.


Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally.

First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed "good" carbs (we'll get to that in a sec) and the "bad" ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

(We're talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.)

On the flip side, eating "good carbs" in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases-and may even help you to lose weight because they're generally rich in fiber.



3 replies

berrykins0 2011-12-06 14:26:13 -0600 Report

good articles always wondered about barley being good or bad now i know the answer too that. i feel reasured about whole wheat products more than before. thanks for info.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-04 22:26:35 -0600 Report

Thanks for the info! Checked out the links, that led to more links, which gave me some good information and some good receipes thanks!
Peace, mickey

re1ndeer 2011-12-03 11:14:27 -0600 Report

Thanks for the information, really interesting. Popcorn is always good as a snack, and it is a great carb. The comment in the article about soluble fiber is great. It also helps that If you eat soluble fiber first or before a meal, it will help with digestion. As a member of the IBS community, this is one important issue that is addressed.

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