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Top 3 Carbs for a Flat Belly!

Posted on November 25, 2012 in Blog, Nutrition Blogs | by

Whilst there are plenty of BAD carbs out there (think white bread, sugar, desserts,
etc) you don’t have to completely elminate carbs from your diet in order to burn
fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT carbs.  Having said that, below
are my top 4 choices for belly-blasting carbs.  They’ll leave you full and satisfied,
while helping you toward your fat loss goals to boot!

#3 – Berries & Cherries

Berries like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (although not
technically a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you can eat.  They are high in
fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index,
especially cherries which come with a GI of just 22.

I enjoy fresh berries for breakfast several times a week and it’s a tasty,
nutritious way to start the dayl.Try them with live or  greek yogurt, or with your porridge oats… Nice 🙂

Great as a snack, too!

#2 – Quinoa

While brown rice is thought to be the healthy grain, there’s one even better, and
that’s quinoa.

Quinoa is a gluten free grain that contains double the protein of brown rice along
with greater fiber content and a lower glycemic load.

Not only that, but quinoa is the ONLY grain to contain complete protein and the full
spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several varieties, including “oatmeal-like” flakes
and it’s wholegrain rice-like form.

Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles, or as a
wholesome whole-grain, high protein side item to any lunch or evening meal.

#1 – Beans, Lentils, and other Legumes

Beans and Lentils, part of the “legume” family, just may be my #1 choice for a healthy
carbs.  Packed with loads of fiber and protein, these guys come in so many different
varieties that you’ll never get board:  lentils, chickpeas, black eyed peas, black beans,
red beans, kidney beans, navy beans, butter beans, lima beans, pinto beans…and the
list goes on.

Because of their fiber & protein content, along with their versatility, I eat something from
the legume family in at least one of my meals daily.  I’d highly recommend you’d do the