- Cocoa Powder½ ts
- Coconut Milk¼ cup
- Organic Honey½ ts
Let’s leave the bad carbs in 2020 and start 2021 with introducing ourselves to healthier carbs! Carbohydrates, the most misunderstood of macronutrients, are the pleasures we have been enjoying all our life with major side effects like blood sugar, high cholesterol level and the extra weight we carry. But it is very important to know that not all carbs are bad and they are also necessary in our daily life because a little amount of this guilty pleasure is needed by our brain to function properly.
A low carb diet means limiting the carbs to just the day time and replacing this portion with more protein or vegetables for the other meals. This can make a great difference to your health and sleeping pattern. We know it can be a bit hard to get your head around which carbs will support your fitness goals and which ones will slow it down. So which are the bad and the good carbs?
- Bad carbs refer to foods that contain refined carbohydrates with a low fiber amount, mainly white flour and sugar.
- Good carbs take longer to be broken down by the body and are used for energy instead. They are found in whole-grain bread and cereals, products made from whole wheat flour, vegetables, and fruits.
It is important to understand that even what we consider good and healthy foods, can be really high on carbohydrates, food such as pasta, rice, bread, corn, sweet potato, green peas, beetroot, bananas, apples, mangoes, and oranges. This is why learning to incorporate them in your meals in the right amounts is key for your health.
To know how much carbs you need to consume per day, according to your body and goals, you can calculate your macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) with free online tools like iifym.com (https://www.iifym.com/macro-calculator/).
Now is the time for you to switch from entertaining the consequences of excessive consumption of carbs and dive into the goodness of health because why put off feeling good. Excessive bad carbs can cause a spike in the level of blood sugar resulting in obesity as it tells your cells to save the extra glucose as fat.
Let’s walk you through a carb-less yet tasty journey!
What if we said that you could devour those burgers, pizzas, fries, and pasta while being on a low-carb diet?
Yes, that is exactly what you read. We sure are a huge fan of those carrot and zucchini fries, they’re absolutely mouthwatering, and when paired with a scrumptious, juicy, guilt-free burger, which can be achieved by switching that bun with a crunchy lettuce wrap, it’s surely a win-win situation. Since we are talking about all the favorites, forgetting about pasta is a crime. This comfort food is our only best friend on our bad days, but let’s make those days a bit better by not indulging in carbs, instead indulge in something healthy like zucchini noodles or as we like to call it zoodles or even a healthy dessert!
How about a yummy Avocado Mousse for a voguish feel instead of a regular chocolate mousse which makes you feel so basic?!
How to make it?
Get that avocado, place it on the counter, smash it (gently) and turn into a paste, add salt according to taste, cocoa powder, pour in some coconut milk, and drizzle organic honey, mix it and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes and voila! Your healthy avocado/chocolate mousse is ready to get your tastebuds driving nuts with flavors.
Amongst all the amazing recipes, Food Crowd has a variety of healthy recipes that you could check out that are low-carb friendly such as our national chicken soup, traditional thanksgiving stuffing, pistachio and apricot stuffing, classic chicken soup, tomato halloumi traybake, zoodles, and much more.
Head over to our blog now and devour these amazing recipes for your next gathering with friends and family!