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Practical Guide to Healthy Carbs

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Carbs get a bad rap these days.

At one end of the extreme, the Standard American typically includes 300-400g a day from grains, cereals, pastas, processed foods, fast food, etc.

This is crazy, to put it mildly, especially for a sedentary population.

At the other end of the extreme the keto diet recommends somewhere around 25-50g of carbs. This can be useful for some people, but not for everyone.

We believe somewhere around 100-200g of carbs a day from real whole foods like starchy vegetables, non-starchy vegetables and fruits is a good place to start for most people.

So what plant foods count as healthy carbs

Starchy Vegetables/Fruits
-White Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cassava, Plantains, Butternut Squash, etc.

More Carb Dense Vegetables
-Beets, Carrots, Onions, Turnips, Parsnips, etc.

Non-Starchy Vegetables
-Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, Kale, Cucumbers, etc.

-Apples, Oranges, Strawberries, Blackberries, etc.