30 Day Weight Loss/Transformation Week #3... (Whole Grains)
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30 Day Weight Loss/Transformation Week #3… (Whole Grains)

Whole Grains: What are they and Why do we Need Them?

Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for the body and the preferred source of energy for the brain. The three food groups that make up carbs are grains, fruit and dairy. Of these three food groups, most of your calories should come from whole grains.

This post will focus on whole grains.

Examples of Whole Grains

Whole grains contain more fiber and more vitamins than refined grains and may help lower your risk for obesity, diabetes, digestive issues, high cholesterol and heart disease.

  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Wild rice
  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Whole grain bread, waffles, pancakes
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Oatmeal (note: steel cut is no healthier than regular Quaker Oats – its all preference!)
  • Many more….

 

Signs of Carbohydrate Deprivation

Physical signs include, but not limited too:

  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Headache
  • Shakiness
  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Sweating

 

These are also common signs when following a low-carb diet like keto or intermittent fasting.  These side effects are not normal and places extra strain on the body to compensate for the lack of carbs.

Essential Keys for eating Whole Grains

Contrary to popular belief, carbs to not make you fat, too many carbs make you fat. Everyone requires an adequate amount of whole grains daily, including those with Diabetes.

The amount of whole grains required is specific to the individual.

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