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Carbohydrates pass through the digestive system, they are broken down into glucose — your brain and body’s primary fuel. Two categories are used when referring to carbohydrates, simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates such as enriched flour, found in refined breads, pastas, and sugary foods, provide calories but few nutrients. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans, deliver fiber, as well as valuable amounts of vitamins and minerals.


    1. Potato
    2. Sweet potato
    3. Yams

  1. Squash
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Steamed brown rice
  4. Steamed wild rice
  5. Lentils
  6. Couscous
  7. Kashi
  8. Bulgur
  9. Whole-wheat pasta
  10. Oatmeal
  11. Barley
  12. Beans (black, kidney)
  13. Corn
  14. Strawberries
  15. Melon
  16. Apple
  17. Orange
  18. Fat-free yogurt
  19. Fat-free milk
  20. Whole-wheat bread
  21. High-fiber cereal
  22. Whole-wheat tortilla
  23. Whole-wheat pita bread
  24. Whole grains

Choosing the Right Carbs

When eating carbs always try to choose foods as close to their natural state as possible.

For example:
A piece of fruit is better than fruit juice.
A whole potato is better than pasta.
Steel cut oats are better than oat flake cereal.
Brown rice is better than white rice.