Let’s Keep These Healthy Carbs in Our Diet

cooked rice with green peas and carrots on stainless steel bowl

Have you noticed how Carbohydrates— Carbs as we call   them, have become the world’s biggest diet villain ever? I mean, if carbs were a celebrity, they’d be living the controversial life right now! Cancel culture has been on the rise, and unfortunately, our carbs have taken the hardest hit.

Trust me, if you’ve ever attempted to step into a healthy lifestyle, there’s a high chance that you’ve thought about cutting out carbs from your diet. We’ve all thought about dumping them at least once, haven’t we? It’s okay, we’re all in this together so we’d never judge.

But the secret ingredient is always balance. This is not your sign to eat a bowl of spaghetti every night. Too much of anything is never good for us. The same thing applies to carbs. 

Also, not all of them are terrible for us, though. Let us share with you the members of the carb family that are actually good, and are absolutely worth the try.

For example, the next time you’re planning a meal, how about replacing the usual white rice with its healthier option – brown rice? Honestly, it’s just as satisfying and much better for our body. We can also infuse Quinoa, it can also be a great carb alternative that has nutrients without the empty calories. The proteins and fibers make us feel fuller and for longer.

Then, there’s sweet potatoes, it’s really not so different from Irish potatoes except that it’s full of Vitamin A. Another great option that we’d like to indulge are Whole grains. We can try substituting the white flour pasta or bread in your pantry with whole grain versions, like oats, spaghetti or wheat bread.

Berries, though tiny in size, pack quite the nutritional punch and fall under our healthy carbs list. Delicious, juicy, packed with antioxidants, these berries can take our health up to another level entirely while still satisfying our sweet tooth. Also we should keep in mind that when we choose unprocessed carbs like these, we’re adding more nutritional value to our plates.

We are living in the era of diets that recommend removing carbs from our meals, when in fact – carbs are not the enemy. We actually need them to fuel our daily hustle. Just like most things in life, the key is moderation. So next time, before we banish all carbs from our diet, let’s consider giving these healthier options a chance. Cause let’s be real, life should never be this hard.

We think that the journey to better health isn’t about drastic restrictions.

Honestly, the road to wellness is different for all of us. And while it’s important to take advice, always do what feels right and is sustainable for you. And as you walk along this path, don’t forget to have a little fun and to always treat your body kindly. And you’re wonderful just the way you are.

We want to keep these conversations flowing, because when it comes to leading healthier lives, we’re all in this together. We’re  here for you and remember, health and wellness are a journey, not a destination!


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