Blog - Smart Grains To Be Eating
Before you are too quick to jump on the very low carb bandwagon, it’s important to realise that not all carbs are created equally. While certain carbs will definitely increase your chances of gaining excess body fat, if you choose wisely, you can still include them in your plan and feel great at all times.
Let’s have a quick peek at some of the smart grains that you should be adding to your meal plans.
Brown rice is a staple carb in most people’s diets and is low in fat and very easy to prepare. It’ll work great as a side dish for almost any meal, so is a good option to have included.
The nice thing about brown rice is that you can cook up a larger batch at once and I’ll keep well in the fridge for at least 2-3 days making meal time a breeze.
Quinoa is the next grain to be adding to your meal plan. It’s also very low in fat, but is one of the few grains that’s a complete source of protein. This makes it ideal for anyone who struggles to get in enough protein in their diet plan.
Serve it in replacement for brown rice any time.
Millet is another terrific grain. This one is often overlooked but has a strong nutritional profile and is a complex source of carbs. It’ll supply you with energy for hours, so good for those hard workout days.
Finally, don’t overlook barley. This carb packs in a hefty dose of fiber, so will help improve your cardiovascular health while keeping you regular.
Be smart with your carb selection and you don’t have to jump on the low carb diet bandwagon to see success.