Not all Carbs are Created Equal.

The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too—you just have to know how to choose them. Not all carbs are created equal.

Carbohydrates are the body's ideal fuel for most functions. They supply the body with the energy needed for your muscles. Your brain depends exclusively on carbohydrates for its energy.

Carbs are found in fruits, vegetables, beans, dairy products, foods made from grain products, and sweeteners such as sugar, honey, molasses, and corn syrup. Simple carbs break down quickly into glucose -which is not what you want.  While complex carbs  are slowly broken down and enter the bloodstream more gradually-this helps you keep more consistent with enough fuel for your body.

Here's a few strategies that will help you eat healthy carbs.

Include 2 to 4 servings of Fruits daily,  3-to 5 servings of Vegetables. Try to eat 6 to 11 servings of daily whole grain breads, pasta, noodles, cereal, or brown rice.  Choose 1-2 servings daily of Legumes like beans and peas. and eat Low-fat or non-fat dairy products at least  2 times a day.

Limit less than 2 servings daily of  Fruit Juice, Refined and processed white flour products like bread, muffins, bagels, rolls, pasta, noodles, crackers, cereal. Limit White rice, French fries or Fried vegetables.

You want to try and eat only on occasion ---things like Sugary desserts, cookies, cakes, pies, candies Doughnuts and pastries. Watch the calorie emptiness of Chips, colas and carbonated beverages.  White  table Sugar, honey, syrup, jam, jelly, or molasses should be used sparingly.

That’s it!  A simple, effective carbohydrate-controlling plan that  allows you to reap the countless benefits of complex carbohydrates and fiber while enhancing your health and maintaining a healthy weight. The long term result will be a healthy you!

Remember, when it comes to eating -- there really isn't bad or good foods out there --there's just good portions.  You decide.

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