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Controlling Carbohydrates

Oct 22, 2010

We all love them – carbs and our brains need them because they run on glucose. Glucose is what is needed to continue to keep us alive, so don’t completely exclude them from your diet.

For healthy carb choices, choose wholegrain breads and pastas, brown rice, and sweet potatoes.

Most people require 30 to 45 grams of complex carbohydrates per meal which equates to 2 slices of wholegrain bread or one cup of brown rice.

Make sure to maintain your brain’s supply of glucose by eating every three to four hours or 5 small meals per day. Eating two or three big meals instead of five small overloads your body with calories that can’t be transferred into energy and ultimately contributes to weight gain.

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