April 21, 2024

One interesting line I heard once has stuck with me for years when it comes to carbohydrates,

“If it is white, don’t eat it”

Well that may be true for a few reasons that I wanted to cover today. When we eat carbs they tend to come in all colors, fruit has all sorts of colors, vegetables have all sorts of colors and bread, rice and potatoes some in one color often and that is white.

So why should we avoid all of those white carbohydrates? There are two ways that colored carbs are better than white carbs but I don;t think that we really ever hear why…so I will tell you now

White carbohydrates are low in water

Carb Loading Foods
Carb Loading Foods

If you are looking for a way to lose then you are going to have to eat high water foods. I have not written about this too much in the past but fruit and all colored veggies like peppers or broccoli and other classic fruits and vegetables are high in water which will fill you up with less calories. Having high water foods to eat also means that your body will be better hydrates with these lower calorie foods but this is not the only great reason to eat colored fruits and vegetables, you also need them because….

White carbohydrates are low in nutrients

If you think about rice or potatoes and even white breads then you also thing about foods that are devoid of many nutrients. Vegetables are very high in minerals and fruits are very high in vitamins. I know that this is a generalization but I don’t think I have ever heard of someone getting healthier by eating bread, rice and potatoes but anyone can get healthier by eating more fruits and vegetables

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