A List of Complex Carbohydrates Will Show You Which Carbs Are Healthy

If you are looking for a list of complex carbohydrates there are many on the internet. Many people are becoming more concerned about what is in the food they are consuming and learning about healthy foods. Cutting out refined carbohydrates and eating more complex ones is a good place to start.

There are several names to look out for when searching for complex carbs; whole grains, whole foods, unrefined carbohydrates, high glycaemic index carbohydrates and natural carbohydrates. They do not all mean exactly the same thing as the term complex carbohydrates but when you are reading the literature these phrases will point you toward the right kind of foods.

The easiest way to tell whether a food falls into one group or the other is to think about the way it was produced. Simple carbohydrates have been heavily processed and have had many of the nutrients removed. These are foods such as white bread. Complex carbs are closer to their natural form such as lentils or whole-wheat pasta.

Many people have come to see all carbohydrates as bad foods. This may be due to recent fads for low-carb diets. However carbohydrates are necessary for a balanced diet and can be nutritionally rich, satisfying foods.

When looking for carbohydrates which are considered complex look for foods which are unprocessed and in their natural state. These include things such as chickpeas, brown rice, oats, lentils, pearl barley, cornmeal, and wholegrain cereals. There are also some processed foods which are classed as complex carbohydrates such as whole meal or multigrain bread and whole wheat pasta. There are also many fruits and vegetables which you can eat if you are trying to eat more healthily; spinach, lettuce, radish, apricots and prunes to name a few.

If you want a list of complex carbohydrates it should be easy to find one on the internet. There are many independent organizations with websites who publish nutritional advice.

A List of Complex Carbohydrates Will Show You Which Carbs Are Healthy by Vincent Pham

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