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Did you know almost all plant foods fall into the carbs category? ⠀

Did you know almost all plant foods fall into the carbs category? ⠀

These are refer to as slow carbs, which are low-glycemic and don’t spike your blood sugar or insulin. 
To simplify things and help you make optimal choices when it comes to carbs, we have divided them into four categories.⠀
While nearly everyone does well incorporating nutrient-dense slow carbs, there are many cases in which a very low-carb diet can be beneficial. For people with type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, and/or obesity, you may need to restrict or cut out even starchy veggies & fruit for a period of time. No matter what, you want to keep your glycemic load low. ⠀
1) Slow-burning, low-glycemic vegetables should be the basis of your diet. Fill your plate with broccoli, asparagus, spinach, chard, kale, cabbage, bok choy, and more. These are normally your green veggies⠀
2) Eat whole grains in moderation. Brown, black, and red rice; quinoa; amaranth; buckwheat; and teff are delicious gluten-free grains. Also, fiber-rich, phytonutrient-rich legumes slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream and help prevent the excess insulin release that leads to insulin resistance. ⠀
3) Limit starchy, high-glycemic cooked vegetables. These include winter squashes, peas, potatoes, corn, and root vegetables. Starchy vegetables raise the blood sugar more quickly.⠀
4) Stay away from gluten-containing whole grains including wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, kamut, and triticale. Avoid refined sugars, refined carbs and highly processed, factory-manufactured Frankenfoods

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