Take charge of your health, your body and your lives today, make a simple change to your daily diet. Switch out these bad carbs for good nutritious ones.
The Better Switch: Whole-wheat Bread - Grinded wheat kernels that provides fiber, and naturally-occurring vitamins and proteins.
The Best Switch: Sprouted Bread - made from wheat kernels that have been sprouted, grounded and baked into bread. This process retains more of the nutrients.
Keep in mind the best way to select your product is by looking at the ingredient lists. Avoid ingredients such as wheat flour, enriched wheat flour/flour, sugar which are common ingredients in packaged bread/wraps.
Bad Carb #2: White Rice - brown rice that has been milled to remove the bran and germ, reducing fiber and nutrient content drastically
The Better Switch: Brown Rice - Husk or hull removed through milling. It retains its fiber and germ which contains vital nutrients.
The Best Switch: Quinoa - it is a seed, not a grain but has all the benefits of a whole-grain. A complete protein and contain higher count of most nutrients than rice!
Make the switch from white rice to these healthier alternatives available. They taste even better, keeps you fuller, provide your body with more nutrients, and keep you away from blood sugar spikes!
Bad Carb #3: White Noodles - highly processed and refined, most nutrients and fiber are stripped off
The Better Switch: Whole Wheat Noodles/ Whole Grain Noodles - (Eg: Buckwheat Noodles, Brown Rice Pasta, Quinoa Pasta) - retain most of its nutrients and fiber
The Best Switch: Zucchini Noodles - not processed, wholesome and natural, provide your body with dietary fibre, and a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients
Back to the rule: always check the ingredient list. The word “whole” plastered on the front of packaging does not mean anything - they could still be partly made with refined wheat flour, unless it’s stated 100% whole grain/whole wheat. Ingredient list should have the word whole in all the grains and flours listed. Brown rice and oat flours are automatically whole-grain. Better yet, substitute your noodles with zucchini which is not processed at all!
Bad Carb #4: Store-Bought Cereal - highly processed with added sugar/sweetener and oil
The Switch - Home-made Cereal - loaded with fresh produce and no added sugar/additives
Instead of the highly processed cereal, try to make your own. They are easy, simple and takes no time. Put together a bowl of steel cut oats/rolled oats, mixture of nuts and seeds, fresh berries, sliced bananas, 100% natural nut butter (only 100% nuts and sea salt in the ingredient list), fresh nutmilk (MY/TH) and you are good to go! A bowl of wholesome carbohydrates that nourishes, and keeps you full longer minus the sugar spike!
Be mindful always ;)
Erina @ Lifestyle