The world of dieting and weight loss is cluttered with misinformation and paranoia when it comes to certain foods. Wheat and Grains together are undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood food groups in the world because of their high carbohydrate content. Let’s take a look at the carbs that are not only permissible but essential to proper nutrition and effective, long-lasting weight loss.
1. Sprouted Grain Bread
Bread is often a touchy subject when it comes to healthy eating, and yes, while mainstream processed bread is necessary to avoid, food is not bad altogether. In fact, some food possesses a host of essential benefits to any weight loss program. Sprouted Grain Bread comes from either a single source of sprouted grain or a collection of germinated nuts and seeds – if you’ve read my other articles, you’d know that the fewer ingredients in food, the better; the fact that sprouted grain bread undergoes no processing, bleaching, or other chemical treatment makes it an ideal and delicious source of essential carbohydrates. These bread also contain living food enzymes that help your digestion and absorption of the fiber, vitamins, and minerals in each slice.
2. Brown Rice
As is the case with bread, rice that doesn’t undergo processing offers a much more concentrated dose of its inherent benefits and can be incredibly valuable when it comes to losing weight in a healthy way. Brown rice provides all of your necessary carbohydrate requirements in one simple food; it is rich in fiber, beneficial in the control of cholesterol, blood sugar and digestion. Its rich mineral content also nourishes your teeth, hair, muscles, and bones.
Spelt is by far the most dynamic grain we’re covering in this article. Its nutrition is distributed as so: 58% carbs, 17% protein, 9% and 3% fat with the remainder going to essential vitamins and minerals. It is nature’s gift to human health, providing excellent proportions of protein and carbs to facilitate muscle development and improved metabolic rate. The grain, which is predominantly grown in Central Europe, is becoming more and more available around the world because of its remarkable nutrition benefits.
Each 6-ounce can of tuna has 33 grams of protein, .5 grams of fat, and 0 grams of carbohydrates. Packs a solid nutritional punch. So if you’re feeling kinda fishy, you can buy the 6-ounce can from Wal-Mart or wherever for about 58 cents.Since lettuce has virtually no calories, that’s only a 350 calorie meal for you. You do need fat for your survival…. so don’t get all crazy with me about the high-fat content. All things being equal, I’d rather you choose a high-fat food than a high carbohydrate food since most high carb foods are processed to death.
You have it, four sources of carbohydrates that are essential to any weight loss program. Remember, your body needs carbs, but it also needs the right carbs; the more product you put into your body, the more good you will see on the outside of your body. Stay tuned for more healthy carbs in future articles.
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