Healthy Carbohydrates

I know in the past I’ve touched briefly on carbohydrates, one of the three macronutrients – today I wanted to take a deeper dive into healthy carb sources.

I bet all of us have heard somebody say that they are going on a low-carb or even no-carb diet. I always shake my head at this because not all carbohydrates are created equal! Now, I wouldn’t recommend processed carb sources such as bread, cakes, cookies, etc. but all fruits and vegetables have carbs, so they aren’t ALL bad.

I recently started working with Working Against Gravity and have had to up my carbohydrate intake quite a bit. I was definitely nervous about this at first since we have been taught that carbs cause gain weight but they are your body’s go-to source of fuel and I have been feeling pretty good with this diet change. Especially for those of us doing CrossFit workouts, our bodies will utilize this macronutrient first. We want to make sure that we have plenty of gas in the tank for go-time and they can also be used as a great recovery fuel source!

Here are some of the healthy carbohydrate sources that I have been enjoying lately:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red rose potatoes
  • Plantains
  • Corn tortillas (check ingredients!)
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots

What are your favorite carbohydrate sources?!

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