Clean Carbohydrates: simple and complex

Carbohydrates are a key part of my diet. They are one of my main sources of energy so I always try to pick “clean” sources of simple and complex carbohydrates. I try to eat foods that aren’t processed or are minimally processed.

Complex carbs examples: oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, barley, 100% whole grain bread, 100% whole grain pasta, beans, lentils, squash, quinoa, brown rice

Simple Carbs examples: apples, bananas, berries, peaches, grapes, tomatoes

 I also try to eat carbohydrates rich in micronutrients and vitamins: spinach, kale, microgreens, beets, avocados (also high in fat) are just some examples of nutrient rich carbohydrates.

Next week I will be doing a post about some of the best times for complex carbs vs. simple carbs. Stay tuned.

For more posts on carbs check out my instagram @justgetfit and search: #justgetfitcarbs

Want to know more? Check out some of the links below:

Everything you need to know about Carbs

What are Carbs?

10 Foods highest in carbohydrates



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