5 carbohydrate-rich healthy foods

August 21, 2019  20:15

Carbohydrates today are divided into two main groups - simple and complex. The latter are considered more beneficial to health: they are absorbed more slowly, do not lead to jumps in blood glucose and provide a long-lasting feeling of satiety.

Here are several products that contain ‘complex’ carbohydrates and are good for your health:

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a good source of both carbohydrates and fiber, which is necessary for normal digestion and which helps to feel full longer. That is why buckwheat is one of the most important products for those who want to lose or maintain weight.

Oats

Oatmeal contains five times more carbohydrates than protein. Despite this, oatmeal porridge is a good breakfast option for everyone, even for losing weight. Fiber in oatmeal helps lower blood cholesterol and, as a result, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Corn

Corn is another good source of carbohydrates, but you need to eat it without oil and with a minimum amount of salt. Corn is also rich in fiber, iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron.

Green beans

There are few calories in green beans, but they also contain useful complex carbohydrates, fiber, and some protein. Beans are an excellent product for those who seek to maintain weight and health.

Chickpeas

There are a lot of complex carbohydrates in chickpeas. It also contains a lot of plant fiber, which improves the state of intestinal microflora and accelerates the elimination of excess cholesterol from the body. Chickpeas are rich in manganese, which prevents premature aging.

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