Carbohydrates are the fuel to feed your brain and muscles — but not all carbs are equal.
Choose carbs that are high in fibre with a low-Glycaemic Index (GI), such as wholegrain breads and cereals, brown rice, quinoa, oats, sweet potato, lentils and beans. In general, a small potato or small cob of corn is the perfect carbohydrate portion, as is ½–1 cup of cooked rice, grains or pasta.
You don’t have to eliminate carbs completely to be healthy, but if you’re not very active throughout the day, it’s wise to reduce your carbohydrate portion slightly.
½ cup of cooked pasta
½ cup of cooked rice