7 carbs that are actually good for you

Think you have to give up all carbohydrates to get slim? Think again. From pasta to strawberries, these are seven carbs so good for you that you needn’t cull them from the weekly grocery shop.

1. Potatoes

Potatoes are full of natural hunger stoppers like vitamin C, potassium, and resistant starch. Bake ’em, mash ’em, boil ’em, whatever.

2. Beans

Get your fill of these delicious plant-based carbs. They’re loaded with fibre, resistant starch and protein. Maybe not the Heinz kind though…

3. Pasta

Yes—pasta! It has resistant starch, too. Try noodles made with chickpea flour for a fibre bonus. Never again will your lunch time salad pot be mere vegetables.

4. Strawberries

They’ve got lots of vitamin C, fibre, folate, and potassium. Full of natural sugars, these berries are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5. Beetroot

Scrumptious when roasted, peeled, and drizzled with olive oil and vinegar, they have healthy doses of iron, folic acid, and fibre.

6. Artichoke hearts

Add them to a salad or an omelette for a rich taste and a fibre boost. A handy alternative to greasy mushrooms.

7. Quinoa

Get some whole-grain goodness with high-protein quinoa. Sub it for rice or pasta in salads and soups.

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