Best Carbs For Fat & Weight Loss

We live in the era where carbs are considered the enemy when it comes to fat and weight loss. It may seem difficult to understand that certain carbohydrates actually promote fat and weight loss. But science has now proven to us that not all carbs are created equal and while some carbs will encourage fat and weight gain, other also encourage fat and weight loss. A large body of research data has shown us that some types of carbs not only promote fat and weight loss, but also improve cardiovascular health and even immune function. The carbs listed here are amazing because not only will they help with fat and weight loss but they will also help to keep you healthy, energized, and slow down the aging process.

So let’s now discuss some of the best carbs for fat and weight loss.

Kidney Beans

Beans are crucial part of a diet if you are series about fat and weight loss. One of the most popular and versatile beans is the kidney bean. Kidney beans are very rich in B vitamins, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. If this has not convinced you to make kidney beans a regular part of your diet, then you should also know that they are extremely high in soluble fiber. A cup of kidney beans provides approximately 45% of the recommended daily intake for fiber.

Kidney beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. In addition to lowering cholesterol, kidney beans high fiber levels prevents blood sugar levels from rising too fast after a meal, making kidney beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia.

Some of the main benefits of kidney beans are: lowering high blood pressure, reducing body fat, preventing heart disease, memory maintenance, stabilizing blood sugar, and preventing colon cancer.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal certainly has quite the history. In the 1980’s it was the golden child of breakfast because of its wonderful cholesterol fighting abilities. Then it became evil in the 1990’s during the low carb diet craze.

This wonderful power food is a great way to start the day. Just make sure you use the plain unflavored variety and use other wonderful power foods like low fat milk, almonds, raspberries, and blueberries to give it a good flavor. The flavored oatmeal often is loaded with lots of sugar and should definitely be avoided.

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which means that it attracts fluids and stays in your stomach longer then insoluble fiber which is mostly found in vegetables. The fiber in oatmeal acts like a sponge in your intestines, by mopping up cholesterol and bile made from cholesterol and then exiting with the bound bile in your stool.

A study at Penn State University has discovered that oatmeal sustains your blood sugar levels longer than many other foods, which helps to keep your insulin levels stable and ensures you won’t be ravenous for a couple hours. This is very good if you want to lose body fat because spikes in your insulin levels send a signal to the body to store fat.

Raspberries

I like to call raspberries, guilt free candy, because it is very sweet tasting treat without any negative consequences. Raspberries are rich in vitamin C, and have a decent amount of folate and potassium. The potassium in raspberries helps t regulate blood pressure which helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Vitamin C guards against cancer, cardiovascular disease and helps to strengthen your immune system. The fiber is raspberries helps to promote regular bowl movement and control cholesterol levels. Raspberries also contain ellagic acid and other bioflavonoids that may help to prevent different types of cancer.

Remember that raspberries spoil a lot faster then other berries due to their very delicate structure. Mold can grow fast on raspberries, so it is a good idea to consume them as soon as you buy them.

Blueberries

This extraordinary power food is very high in antioxidants, yet very low of calories. Blueberries are also high in pectin, which is a soluble fiber that has been proven in different studies to be very effective at lowering cholesterol.

For centuries blueberries have been a popular home remedy for treating diarrhea and intestinal flu. Scientific researchers have now confirmed that blueberries do really help in treating diarrhea due to a substance that they contain, which is called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin has mild antibiotic properties, especially against intestinal bacteria which are the cause of diarrhea. Blueberries contain a substance that stops the bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls where they can multiply.

If you really want to slow down aging then defiantly put blueberries at the top of your grocery shopping list. The antioxidants in blueberries help to fight free radicals from smog, cigarette smoke and other nasty offenders that age you. A study from the National Institute of Health has discovered that rats that would regularly eat blueberries were much more active and alert.

Author Bio: Bogumil Gizewski is a renowned fitness expert and the founder of Lose Fat 1 and he is also the creator of populer fitness programs such as Fat Burner IQ fat burning program and Abs IQ workout program.

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet
Keywords: carbs, fat loss diet, weight loss diet

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