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How to choose right carbohydrate?

Carbohydrates are a major macronutrient and one of your body’s primary sources of energy. Some weight loss programs discourage eating them, but the key is finding the right carbs — not avoiding them completely.

You may have heard that eating complex carbs is better than simple carbs. But nutrition labels don’t always tell you if the carbohydrate content is simple or complex.

Complex carbohydrates are digested more slowly and release glucose into the blood stream more gradually. Simple carbohydrates are digested quickly and spike blood sugar faster and higher.Complex carbs you should eat more of:

1)Whole grains

Whole grains are good sources of fiber, as well as potassium, magnesium, and selenium. Choose less processed whole grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, and whole-wheat pasta.

2) Fiber-rich fruits

Some of these are apples, berries, and bananas. Avoid canned fruit since it usually contains added syrup.

3)Fibre-rich vegetables

Eat more of all your veggies, including broccoli, leafy greens, and carrots.

4) Beans

Aside from fiber, beans are good sources of folate, iron, and potassium.

Choosing the right carbs can take time and practice. With a little bit of research and a keen eye for nutrition labels, you can start making healthier choices to energize your body and protect it from long-term complications.

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