9 Tasty Substitutions When Starting a Low-Carb Diet

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n the past, carbohydrates have been labeled as the cause for weight gain, and it was recommended that diets should contain little to no carbohydrates if your goal is weight loss. Research and practice has revealed that we must have carbs to provide energy for our bodies. However, all carbs are not the same and some are much healthier for you than others and will contribute less to potential weight gain. Everyone, whether a typical active person or an athlete in training, must have carbohydrates in order to function at their best and most efficiently.

Here are some good options for beneficial carbohydrates:

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1. Quinoa

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Quinoa is trendy at the moment, most particularly because it was unknown to most people until recently. It not only has wonderful nutrition, but is a good alternative to more typical carb sources that are less nutrient full. In quinoa you will get Vitamin E, potassium, iron, excellent protein, magnesium, fiber and is a huge source of amino acids, nine to be exact. These amino acids are crucial to repairing and building muscles, and a well functioning immune system. Packed inside quinoa are even more benefits: anti-inflammatory qualities, antioxidants, and even particular fats that are known to be beneficial to the heart. All these benefits make it a superb carbohydrate that will take the place of less healthy options.

Here are some recipes that will appeal to your taste buds as well as your health:

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Quinoa chicken nuggets “Tasty baked chicken nuggets with a crispy quinoa coating – so easy and healthy!”

Healthy quinoa chicken curry bowls ” …I used tomato and eggplant again because the combo of those two lovers in the Spanish Chicken and Potatoes was whoa good, and once again, even for the non-eggplanters in the house, the veggies delivered.”

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Roasted red pepper, quinoa and white bean burgers
 – “The awesome thing is that these quinoa burgers are just as delicious off the bun as they are sandwiched in between.”

 

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