I am definitely a carbs loving girl 🙂 Running, exercising and eating carbs are all part of the same family in my eyes.
But not all carbs are graded equally. For the most part, I try to make the right decisions when choosing my grains to ensure the carbs that make up the bulk of my diet are low GI (body-friendly).
Without getting too technical, the glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrates depending on how they effect blood glucose levels. When eating a lower GI food, the rise in the blood glucose levels is alot slower than when eating a high GI food. Lower GI foods take longer to digest and have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Check out the Glycemic Index website for some more great info.
My Favourite Low GI foods (Click on the links for more info and recipes!):
-Oats (Health Benefits of Oats)
-Muesli (Homemade Muesli recipe)
–Multi grain, wholegrain and sourdough bread (Check my Homemade Bread Loaf recipe! Beware that every bread is made differently and there is no real standardised labelling of bread so it is important to check the specific brand of bread you eat, a GI under 55 is considered to be low)
-Fruits and Vegetables (getting more technical, GI levels of different fruits and veggies differ, check out this ‘GI Diet’ website for a more specific breakdown)
So do your research on your carbs, and do choose wisely. Let them fuel your body and keep your blood-sugar levels at bay.
What carbs do you include in your daily diet?
*Please note I am not a dietician, the information provided on my blog is based on my own research from reputable and cited websites and my own experiences!