Eating carbohydrates is an important part of the diet. Carbohydrates give your body the energy it needs to get through the day, and without good carbohydrates you could suffer fatigue and depression. Foods that are high in good carbohydrates are easy to find and high in vitamins and nutrients.
Good carbohydrates, otherwise known as complex carbohydrates, can be found in whole grains. These include rolled oats, whole wheat breads, brown rice and whole barley.
Whole grain pasta is an excellent source of good, complex carbohydrates.
Potatoes, including white potatoes, sweet potatoes and yellow potatoes, are all full of complex carbohydrates. Eating a potato at lunchtime will give you an energy boost to get you through the rest of the day.
Beans contain good carbohydrates and are easy to add to meals. As an added benefit, when combined with a whole grain such as rice, is that you create a complete protein.
Carbohydrates to Avoid
Carbohydrates to avoid are refined carbohydrates that turn into sugar in the blood stream. These include white sugar, honey, white flour, white rice and white pasta.