I keep waiting for the low carb diet fad to go away and truly wish it would. While there’s lots of “anti-carb” people out there, they may not realize that many whole grains contain more antioxidants and phytochemicals than fruits and vegetables. Yeah- that’s right. The germ, endosperm and bran of a plant contain nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, zinc and other chemicals scientists are still studying. Our bodies crave carbs to fuel muscles as well as secreting serotonin- the key to a peaceful, happy brain. I understand limiting white bread, enriched white rice and cookies, but there’s no reason to shun quinoa, whole wheat pasta, wild rice or bulgur. These are all loaded with appetite-killing fiber, which also promotes healthy bacteria production in the gut. Remember- your gut is key to keeping your immune system robust and healthy. Limit portion sizes if you’re trying to “manage your waist”. Come on people, use your noodles.
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