What are the healthiest grains?

Low-carb diet you say? Hard pass

What are the healthiest grains?
Stars Insider

06/02/18 | StarsInsider

FOOD Nutrition

Despite anti-carb sentiments running amuck in the weight-loss world, some carbs actually help you to maintain a balanced diet. They key is to pick your grains wisely.

One healthy option is the gluten-free whole grain millet. It contains fiber, minerals, and amino acids. Another is the superfood plant-based protein quinoa, which has every single amino acid as well as iron and fiber. Not to mention, quinoa is a slow digesting carbohydrate, so it creates sustained energy. 

For breakfast, break out a bowl of oatmeal. Oats are a highly-soluble fiber that helps improve digestion and lower cholesterol, in addition to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus, they can help you lose weight!

Brown rice is a slow-digesting carb that is high in B-vitamins and fiber. However, if you want to feel full for longer, then maybe try freekeh. This whole grain is not only low-glycemic, it also has four times the fiber per serving that brown rice has, according to the Food Network. If antioxidants are what you seek, then give black rice a whirl. It actually has more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies!

With all these health benefits there is no reason to quit carbs cold turkey. Bon appétit!

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