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4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Want to lose weight or get rid of brain fog? Think that the low-carb diet is the way to do it? Read this first.

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Have you banished bread from your diet? Given up on fruit for good? Can you even remember the last time you had a bowl of pasta? For many women, a carb-free diet, or as close to it as they can get, has become a way of life. We’ve all heard the rumors: to optimize the fat burning process, carbs should be gone for good. In fact, you might even feel like just looking at carbs makes the pounds pile onto your hips. Right?

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

If you’ve avoided carbs for as long as you can remember, it’s time to bring some of them back to your diet. Here’s why. But first, a short lesson on good carbs versus bad carbs…

Good VS. Bad Carbs

Let’s face the facts, not all carbs are healthy for you. Understanding the good versus bad carbohydrates is key to adding them back to your diet properly.

What are Bad Carbs?

Ever heard the term “Bread Butt”? Cookies, cakes, crackers, bread and so on are not going to be providing you much in the way of health boosting benefits. In fact, these carbohydrates can actually lead to symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, weight gain, poor vision, concentration troubles, diabetes, and can also increase your risk of autoimmune diseases as well. If you want to learn more about that, I recommend a book called Grain Brain.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Yup, you guessed it. This is a BAD carb!

Gluten intolerance is a very common condition for many people and occurs when you consume anything that contains wheat, rye, or barley. Although you can test for it, the tests notoriously give false negatives, so the best way to tell if you have a gluten sensitivity is to eliminate gluten from your diet completely for two months to see how you feel. Many people feel a night-vs-day difference and haven’t looked back.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

What are Good Carbs?

Instead of breads, wheat and sugary carbs, put the focus on naturally occurring good carbohydrates. Bananas, berries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, apples – all of these are highly nutritious must-haves in your diet protocol. They’ll provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber – important elements for good health.

4 Reasons To Eat More Carbs

Quinoa and berries make a great, GOOD carb, breakfast.

In addition to that, getting your high energy forms of carbohydrates from sweet potatoes and yams along with brown rice, and quinoa will provide the energy you need to do your workout session.

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Rebecca is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins, and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada, spent most of her adulthood in Brooklyn, and now lives with her boyfriend David in Zurich, Switzerland. Check out her blog at RadiantPeach.com

Reader Discussion: 95 Comments

  1. Hannah Gill

    Thank you, Rebecca, for this article! It made me realize how important carbohydrates are in keeping us in shape and in good health. We are always told that carbs can ruin our figure, but those are just misinformation. I really appreciate this one.

  2. Demi Rees

    So, it means that I am doing it wrong for the longest time…

  3. Agnes Jones

    I always thought that carbohydrates is the reason I get fat. Well, maybe I’m guilty with too much eating sweets, but it is the too much of everything that made me plus size.

  4. Stephanie Porter

    You said “Given up on fruit for good?” then you mentioned us about good and bad carbs. AND put our focus on naturally occurring good carbohydrates like bananas, berries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, and apples?! Seriously darling, that is also given up on fruit! We’re all waiting for something new.😒

  5. Johanna

    Carbs do really help us in many ways that we thought are harmful to us.

  6. Nancy Green

    I really hate the taste of brown rice! Every morning I’ll take regular rice for breakest. I am making sure that it is a heavy breakfast. Consist of 1 and a half cup of rice. My lunch and dinner are more fruits and vegetable salad. In that routine, I can maintain a healthy body. Of course with the help of the gym.

  7. Virginia Palmer

    As always, keeping active coupled with right nutirtion is the key to have good health.

  8. My grandma used to cook an alternative pastry for my diet. Carrot cake is not that bad. We don’t have to look on the side which is the taste is really different. We just have to focus on the content of that food. This article is really helpful especially when you’re confused about what to eat aside from eating sweets. 😊

  9. Dawn Johnson

    It is clear that carbs are essential part of nutrition to keep us healthy.

  10. Brenda Scott

    Cheat day is not that bad, go eat some sweets during your cheat day. After that, continue going to the gym and eat more healthy food. We all need glucose anyway.🤷‍♀

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