Healthy Carbs for Weight Loss

by Maria on November 29, 2013

Yes, it is possible to lose weight by including the right carbs in your weight loss diet.

According to Health Nutrition News experts, carbohydrates don’t have to completely be eliminated from a diet, in order to burn fat fast. In fact, they claim that certain healthy belly-blasting carbohydrates will increase the body’s potential to burn fat.

How Can these Healthy Carbs Help you Lose Weight?

Well, they are high in resistant starch and, as its name suggests, it resists normal digestion in the small intestines, and gets passed along to the large bowel. As it moves through the digestive system, the resistant starch releases fatty acids that increase metabolism, and encourage fat-burning, especially in the belly.

Here are some of the foods, containing healthy carbs for weight loss:

  1. Blueberries, raspberries, and cherries. They are high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, and low on the glycemic index.
  2. High in fiber and protein Organic Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Flourless Bread.

Just imagine eating tasty aromatic bread…however you don’t gain weight, but your metabolism is increased and you lose weight instead! Plus, your:

  • Cholesterol is reduced and your cardiovascular system strengthened;
  • Blood sugar levels stabilized;
  • Immunity is improved;
  • Bowel movement is improved;
  • Intestinal tract is detoxified

3. Quinoa is high in protein, amino acids, and dietary fiber, and gluten free whole grain.

It is rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and iron, essential for energy production, and weight loss. It is satisfying, low on the glycemic index, and low-calorie.

4. Legumes, such as beans and lentils, are considered the number one healthy carbs.

For example, if you had to pick one food, if you were stuck on a desert island with, it would have to be beans. They’d provide you with almost complete nutrition.  Lentils are a great source of low fat protein, which makes them the perfect substitute for meat. Eating a couple of portions of them a week could help you to flatten your tummy.

In fact, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating about three cups of legumes each week to maintain a healthy diet and lose weight.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and eat your healthy carbs for weight loss and health! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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