The Right Kinds… of Carbs!


Posted on 16th March 2010 by Jiggly in Food and Drink


And This…

Not to mention this…

(Look at all the beautiful colors – its got me salivating)


Don’t be deceived – this last picture looks very similar to the first picture above, but this one is full of refined (dare I say deadly) white, devilish carbs.  Throw out those nutrient-free bagels, chips, muffins, pasta, and breads and replace them with the whole wheat variety.

These days it’s not so easy to tell anymore.  Just because something is brown in color or claims to be “whole grain” doesn’t mean it’s whole wheat.  In order to weed out the good from the bad you really have to check the ingredients list.  Make sure the first ingredient in anything carb-related is the phrase “whole wheat”.  If the first ingredient says “enriched” anything put the devil back on the shelf!

Carbs ARE good for you and essential for energy and metabolism.  Good carbs are full of fiber (for fullness), essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.  Don’t be fooled by the marketing blitz’ against carbs.  That’s all nonsense.

My Rule of Thumb: the closer it came from the ground the better.  So whenever possible, eat rice over bread.  And of course, it’s hard to go wrong with fruits and vegetables.

  1. Lisa-Anne says:

    Rice over bread? I’m assuming you mean non-plain-white rice, because I remember learning that, that was the worst
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    16th March 2010 at 8:51 am

  2. Jiggly says:

    No I meant if you had to eat white rice or white bread. Can you explain why you think white rice would be worse? In terms of glycemic index? I should explain too – I meant that white rice has less added preservatives and sugars than white bread. White bread has a huge ingredient list most of which I don’t know the name of, whereas white rice only has one ingredient.

    16th March 2010 at 10:03 am

  3. Lisa-Anne says:

    I don’t have any facts :) , but was just told to stay away from white rice because it’s purely carbs and no nutritional value. I don’t eat white bread so don’t know. I wish your blog would notify me if you responded. I randomly decided to come back and check heh.
    Btw – any suggestion on what to eat morning of my 1/2 ?
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    16th March 2010 at 9:14 pm

  4. Jiggly says:

    we usually eat a CLIF bar – something carb-based and quickly digestible. a banana & oatmeal is another good option.

    16th March 2010 at 11:25 pm

  5. Jiggly says:

    Oh, i don’t think either white bread OR white rice are good – both are devoid of nutritional value, but if I had to choose between one or the other, I would choose white rice.

    16th March 2010 at 11:26 pm

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