Potatoes and Pasta are both carbohydrates rich food, the only diference is, one is a good crab and the other isn't. Some says that potato is a bad carb and other says it's not. For me potato is a good carb because it is not as bad as the processed foods that are high in carb like pasta. Although potatoes are good source of dietary fiber, it is not a great choice when you have diabetes. We don't have diabetes but when I make potatoes, I make sure to incorporate some veggies to make it healthier. Adding bell peppers and celery and some protien makes it a healthy meal.
My husband love pasta but since he is gaining wight, I only cook pasta once in a while. Adding some type of vegetable like brocolli when serving pasta is a great option too. My kids loves it wher there's veggies in it.
great list of healthy carbohydrate foods.
She also said that good carbs are an important part of a healthy low glycemic diet. Eating foods with a low glycemic index can help you lose weight and maintain healthy blood sugar and triglyceride levels to manage or avoid developing diabetes and heart disease.
So let us find out what she said about bad carbs. According to her, bad carbs are carbohydrate foods that have been highly refined and processed, removing most of the nutritional value and fiber. They're generally loaded with high-calorie fats, sweeteners, preservatives and other unhealthy additives. With all the processing and additives, bad carbs can be made to be temptingly tasty. But they create a dramatic surge in insulin, which can overwork your pancreas, cause you to store fat and lead to diabetes, heart disease, overweight and even obesity.
The basic bad carbs list includes:
- All candies, jelly and jams,
- Sodas, fruit juices, fruit drinks,
- Pudding, custards and other sweets,
- Processed refined grains, like white rice,
- Bread and pasta made with any refined flour,
- Cakes, cookies and other sweet bakery products.