High Carb Fruits & Vegetables

Myth: When trying to reduce carbs from my diet, I need to avoid high sugar fruits and vegetables like carrots, corn, beets, grapes, pineapples, etc.

Nearly all high carb fruits and vegetables are rich in color.  And eating a “colorful” diet is widely recommended (green, orange, yellow, red, purple, etc.)  Although these foods contain carbohydrates, they are also full of vitamins and micronutrients.  They are the primary source of the electrolytes necessary for all healthy body functions.  As a bonus, they are rich in soluble fiber, a factor largely ignored in many diet and weight loss programs. (Consuming soluble fiber is the best way to naturally reduce cholesterol levels.)

Foods like berries are frequently included in the high carb category but are clearly rich in color and offer high levels of bulk fiber.  The seeds found in berries are benefit a healthy digestive system.