8 Healthy and Delicious Carb-Rich Foods

Professional athletes need to consume not only protein but also carbs.

 

Sometimes carb-rich foods are blamed for making people fat and having a negative effect on their health. Yet, the truth is that not all carb-rich foods are as bad as they say. For instance, products that contain low amounts of sugar and aren’t processed are much healthier. So, high carb counts in such products don’t make people sick.

This means you don’t need to avoid carb-rich foods because everything you need to do is to choose healthier products. Some of the healthiest carb-rich foods are below.

1. Oats

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Some people call oats the healthiest whole grains in the world because they are an amazing source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Also, oats have more protein than most other whole grains so are especially good for people who train intensively and want to grow muscle mass.

Due to high levels of nutrients, oats are beneficial for those who suffer from high blood sugar levels, cholesterol problems and want to decrease the risk of heart disease.

2. Buckwheat

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If you need more fiber, then eating foods like buckwheat, vegetables, and fruits are what you should aim at. Moreover, buckwheat provides all the same minerals and vitamins as oats but in higher quantities. So, if you have some sort of deficiencies, then consuming more buckwheat can help you restore your health.

Also, buckwheat goes well together with vegetables and herbs, so it’s definitely worth eating buckwheat more often to provide your body with plenty of nutrients.

3. Bananas

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Bananas are especially good when you need to boost your energy levels before or after training. Moreover, bananas are easy to digest, so in less than 30 minutes after eating them, you’ll feel more energetic. Other benefits of bananas include high levels of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Of course, there are other minerals and vitamins as well, but bananas mostly contain these nutrients.

4. Chickpeas

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Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans and are a part of the legume family. Because of that, chickpeas are rich in fiber, plant-based protein, high levels of iron and other minerals.

The primary difference about chickpeas is that they contain more fat than most other beans, but these are healthy fats, so they help to keep a stable weight, improve physical performance, boost heart function, and aid the digestive system.

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