Since keto and low carb diets are all the rage, I thought it best to have a quick chat about carbs. Specifically, slow carbs. Most plants fall into this category — they’re low-glycemic, so they don’t send your blood sugar or insulin on a rollercoaster ride.
On a low carb diet, you may see your best results if the few carbs you eat come from non-starchy vegetables and low-glycemic fruits. You’ll want to eat plenty of them because they have phytochemicals, nutrients, and fiber to fill you up.
Here’s what those slow carbs from plant-based foods do for you!
– They’re more nutritious
When you choose the right slow carbs from plants, you get gobs of vitamins and minerals, special plant compounds that heal, and plenty of fiber. The phytochemicals in them are naturally medicinal and bring balance to your health.
– Your blood sugar won’t go nuts
Slow carbs from plants have that high fiber content which mitigates any sugar they contain. That’s why you feel good after snacking on blueberries, but when you dump sugar in your coffee, you don’t.
– They help your gut stay healthy
Another great benefit of slow carbs is that the fiber nourishes your good gut bacteria and cleans your intestines. This helps keep you healthy and your immune system working optimally.