Vegetables, fruits, legumes, beans, lentils,whole grains..all Healthy Carbs
Legumes are the seeds of the plant and are eaten in their immature form as green peas and beans, and the mature form as dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas.
There are many different types of vegetables and fruits offering a large variety of choice throughout the year. Vegetables come from many different parts of the plant, including the leaves, roots, tubers, flowers, stems, seeds and shoots.
Vegetables can be broken up into different groups, with each group providing their own unique nutrients. Fruits offer the same variety and choice, low sugar fruits being the healthiest, limes, lemons, apples, nectarines, peaches, grapefruit, oranges, mandarines etc.
Unhealthy Carbs are usually white- think about sugar, white flour, white bread, pizza, white potato, white root vegetables, cakes, biscuits, pastries etc. Avoiding or at least restricting these will help with sugar cravings, and diseases like type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Healthy Carbs are included in fruits and veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds; many of these foods of course also contain some protein and in the case of avocados, olives, nuts & seeds, healthy fats
Some examples of favorite high-fiber, lower-sugar carbs are:
Beans (i.e. kidney beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, pinto beans, lentils, etc.)
Most Fruit (apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, pears, kiwi, mango, melon, plums, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries) - While these are a bit higher in sugar, they're very slow absorbing and super high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other important nutrients...so still a top carb choice.
All green vegetables
Sprouted grain bread (such as Ezekial Bread)
Wild rice, brown rice
Remember, low-sugar and high fiber is the way to go!
The next time you are making carb choices......think....IF IT'S WHITE, RARELY BITE !
Once you go through the withdrawal symptoms, you will discover something amazing...
You will find your body craves the foods containing some healthy carb, your excess body fat will probably reduce and your energy levels will improve.
Keep in mind that extra weight in all areas of our bodies also carry an emotional component; it's not just about our diet and the foods we choose to eat.
I have been exploring this for myself in recent times and am finding the correlation very insightful, especially around issues of protection and safety and a lack of self love. I have also looked at the locked up Fear and Stress/ Worry component and the role it has played in shaping my body!
Excess weight all over carries an anger and even rage element, suppressed or otherwise, and when it is around the mid section it often involves low self worth as well!
In the chest area it applies more to over nurturing for approval and the suppression of grief.
The thigh area suggests anger in feeling we have to take action
The hips are to do with sexuality issues
Whow, this information is a little gift for you, given by Jesus himself !
And......Yes.... Emotions and the food we eat really do have an impact on our life and health; you may like to explore this for yourself.