Healthy carbohydrates offer macronutrients that are important for overall good health. It is important to figure out how many carbohydrates we should be eating daily. Most recommend under a 100-150 grams per day to be considered low carb when looking to lose weight.
- Simple carbohydrates give an immediate rush of energy. These are dessert and other sweets. Other simple carbohydrates (fruit) are releasing more natural sugars with higher nutritional value into your body for energy.
- Complex carbohydrates are digested more slowly than simple carbohydrates. Some healthy options to eat are foods high in fiber like vegetables, whole grain foods, and legumes (kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, lentils, oatmeal, and soybeans.
- Limit foods that are processed and high in carbohydrates, sugar, and fat content.
TIP: Focus on getting more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods into your body.