It gets frustrating doesn’t it, when everyone is bashing that same drum of Carbohydrates consumption being the main sin that causes weight gain.
Regardless of how much Carb bashing will go on, truth is that carbs are your body’s preferred fuel of energy. So don’t get emotional! Because here as well, it’s about the choices you make.
Here are 2 of the heroes of the Carb world:
They could be classified as a Carbohydrate super food. Being low in glycemic index, they can help in balancing blood sugars, proving handy for diabetics and anyone with blood sugar issues.
You can also obtain gluten free oats which are processed in the absence of other cereals like rye, wheat, and barley
Oats can be a great digestive aid as they contain soluble and insoluble fiber. Eating oats regularly can also reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 15%.
The soluble fibers in oats form a gel in the digestive system that helps to remove toxins and LDL cholesterol. Needless to say, great for people at risk or with heart disease and people with high cholesterol.
The cost factor is very appealing as well because a serving of oats works out at pennies
Compared to normal potatoes these are lower in glycemic index, great for blood sugar control and have more nutrients, especially Vitamin A. You should steam or boil them and add oil afterwards to preserve the good stuff and help with Vitamin A absorption.
Here is a tasty alternative to the mashed stuff. Boil/steam a selection of coloured root vegetables e.g. sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, celeriac and swede. Mash these with some ground black pepper and a little olive oil. Use to top you shepherd’s or fish pie.
Unlike normal potatoes, sweet ones actually count towards your five a day vegetable servings due to the high nutrients.