Carbs That Are Good For You

Written by John fenster

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Bran flakes, a high-fiber cereal made from whole grains, can help your GI tract.

Bran Flake Cereal

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Wheat helps stabilize blood sugar and may reduce heart disease risk. Bran flakes also contain B vitamins, iron, and folic acid. 

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Nitrates and betalains in beets help the body transmit oxygen to muscles, contract muscles, reduce blood pressure, and function as antioxidants. 

Beets

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Apples provide vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. 

Apples

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Apples may aid weight loss, and reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. 

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Given their fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are considered nutritious powerhouses. 

Chickpeas

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A half-cup of cooked chickpeas has 7 grams of plant-based protein and lots of folate and iron.

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Lentils are heart-healthy, improve digestion, and balance blood sugar and insulin levels due to their protein, fiber, iron, and folate content. 

Lentils

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They regulate blood glucose and help manage weight due to their low glycemic index and high fiber content. 

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