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Nature’s candy is so good for you; it’s kind of unbelievable. A great source of healthy carbohydrates, fruit fiber slows sugar absorption so you burn it off more efficiently. And fruit is loaded with lots of super vitamins like my favorite, vitamin C.
There’s a reason Mom insisted you eat all those Brussel sprouts. Many veggies are rich in carbohydrates and also an energy and fiber powerhouse meant to be consumed daily.s
Beans gets such a bad rap, but here’s a secret: rinse off the water beans were cooked in to reduce gas. Beans and legumes are a super source of carbohydrates as well as protein for your Meatless Monday. Plus, they’re so versatile and tasty; you’re missing out if they’re not a regular staple in your diet.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire….are actually so good for you it’s kind of like another Christmas present. All nuts and seeds are a source of good carbohydrates. My favorites are walnuts and pumpkin seeds, which are both also loaded with healthy omega fats.
Brown rice is full of good carbohydrates, fiber and minerals and vitamins found in the hull. The same goes for other whole grains like wheat berries, quinoa, millet and oats. Be careful with grains, though. Allergies to wheat and gluten are sprouting up.