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Nine Low-Carb Food Swaps Nutritionists Love

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  • There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbs include pasta and donuts, which are damaging to your body
  • Simple carbohydrates are composed of short-chain carbon molecules that can spike your blood sugar, while complex carbs contain longer carbon chains that take longer to break down, avoiding the sugar spike
  • Nutritionists offered several delicious carb alternatives, including sweet potatoes and mashed turnips, to help add more vitamins and other nutrients to your daily meals

By Dr. Mercola

Carbohydrates have been a mainstay for lots of individuals who say they love "comfort foods" like macaroni and cheese, glazed donuts, white rice and white bread. Anyone eating for their health, however, knows these foods are on the naughty list. They're just plain bad for you.


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