GOOD CARBS: Fruits, vegetables, bean and other legumes, and whole grains that are rich in fiber and nutrients and more slowly absorbed.

Foods to Look for: Fruits and fibrous vegetables (the crunchy ones!) such as apples, melons, berries, greens, peppers, lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, beets, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, spinach; whole grain products such as whole wheat or oat bread, cereals, and pasta; brown and wild rice, oats; grains such as barley, quinoa, millet.

BAD CARBS: Sugary foods and starches like many pastas, white bread, and potatoes that are quickly absorbed in our digestive system and quickly raise our blood sugar levels.

Foods to Limit: Sugared drinks such as soda, fruit juice; sugar, honey, molasses, syrups; refined white flour products like white bread, pretzels, pizza, bagels, white pasta, most cereals; starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn; white rice.