Slow carb trump low carb
There’s no need to ditch all carbs to lose weight and be healthy — just choose better carbs. Whole grains, legumes and vegetables are slowly digested — which makes them a big win for your health. Here’s why you’ll love slow carbs:
High in fibre
“Foods that take longer to chew and digest help to keep you full for longer,” says spokesperson Alan Barclay from the Dietitians Association of Australia.
The slow release of energy also prevents rapid spikes and slumps in blood sugar levels, giving you sustained energy.
Stable blood glucose levels
Blood glucose is more slowly released from your gut and is more slowly trickled into your bloodstream, causing a lesser rise in insulin levels.