Carbs or No Carbs…?
Tonight’s dinner is Chickpeas Curry with quinoa, fresh Coriander and Coconut Cream
I have to admit that I have never been a big fan of low carbs diets, as our bodies need carbs to work effectively…
There is a misconception in people’s mind, thinking carbs will make you fat. Well… They won’t make you fat if you consume them in a “smart way”.
At the contrary, eating “the good carbs” can help you not to gain weight…
All carbohydrates are not equal…
Some are “good”
(Fruits, veggies, whole cereals: those one are rich in fibers…)
Some are “bad”
(Doughnuts, cakes, refined white breads…)
This is actually proven that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. And as this is my main problem (To My cutie belly: I “like you” but, Still… If you could go away I wouldn’t be sad ahah)
The most essential, to stay healthy, is to understand which one to consume and when.
Again, this is a question of choosing the right carbs during your diet and actually even for you everyday life J
So what about Quinoa??
This is one of the world’s most popular “superfood.”
Indeed it is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten.
Quinoa is definitely a ‘good carbohydrates” that you should add in your diet… And this is why :
- It is high in protein… which can both increase metabolism and reduce appetite significantly
- The high amount of fiber should also help to increase feelings of fullness, making us eat fewer calories overall
- The fact that quinoa has a low glycemic index is another important feature, choosing such foods has been linked to reduced calorie intake
So, NO… I really don’t feel guilty after my dinner!