Understanding your food is the single most important thing that you need to know when it comes to physical fitness. Lifting weights is the easy part. The only way that you will be able to show off all your hard work is if your nutrition is in check. Whether you want to get big, lose weight or just live a healthy lifestyle it all starts with your nutrition.
Don’t live on supplements alone!
Why bother hitting the gym hard if you are not going to eat properly? Its just a huge waste of time in my books. And NO, supplements don’t mean you are eating properly either. Supplements should only be combined with a healthy diet, if not, you are actually hurting your ability to reach your goals. Remember supplement means; in addition to, not instead of!
So to start educating you, we are going to first look at Fibrous Carbohydrates.
What are they?
- Low in calories
- Very high in fibre
- High in nutrients
- Low in sugar and starches
- Takes lots of time to break down meaning they will be released slowly into your blood
- High in water content
- Rarely turn into fat
That looks and sounds good so what are some?
Great fibrous carbohydrates
- Lettuces (darker the better)
- Green Beans
- Brussel Sprouts
Now you might be asking yourself why are these so important to my diet? Well here’s the thing. These types of carbohydrates while healthy for you are also very low in calories. What this means is, you can eat however many of these types of carbs as you wish. Yes that’s right you can eat and eat and eat these because it’s almost impossible to over eat these types of carbohydrates. This is a great thing.
Stay tuned for more!!
So there you have it, now you know about fibrous carbohydrates and why they are really good for you. Stay tuned as we are going to be posting even more about nutrition and what you should and should not be eating.