What do white bread, fresh spinach, garbanzo beans and crispy carrots have in common? Believe it or not, they are all sources of carbohydrates!
Did that word raise any red flags for you? Because everything you’ve heard about carbs is bad news? Then get ready for a major paradigm shift! The good news is: not all carbohydrates are bad. There are, of course, empty carbs everywhere you look—white bread, white rice, crackers, etc.—but there also exists a wealth of potential energy and vibrancy in the goodcarbohydrates that you’ll find in legumes, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
What separates the good from the bad? Fiber. Whole, fiber-filled foods will provide you with carb-sponsored energy that is absorbed into your bloodstream slowly. No spikes in blood sugar. This slow-absorption of carbohydrates, nutrients and sugars reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes and can also help lower blood cholesterol. Want more? How about this: Fiber helps you feel fuller, longer.
So you’re much less likely to be hungry only an hour later if your eat a Bizzy Lizzy Wheat-Free Fruit and Veggie muffin for breakfast than if you eat a piece of white toast, or even multi-grain toast! That’s because we pack our goodies with fresh fruits, veggies, flax and oats—all fantastic fiber sources, and good sources of GOOD carbs.