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;