Contrary to popular belief, carbs are actually good for not only muscle growth, but weight loss. Carbs are essential in giving people energy to have amazing workouts which leads to more weight loss. Carbs also help feed the muscles with nutrients and put our insulin levels in a position to promote muscle growth, which leads accelerated fat loss.
So, carbs are not bad.
In the fitness world, one’s diet reigns supreme. It does not matter what you are doing in the gym and how hard you work your body will only go so far as your diet takes you. With the negative stigma on carbs these days, many people stay away from them in order to lose weight. So, the notion that carbs can actually help you lose weight may seem preposterous, but it is not.
There are foods that are rich in carbs that will help you in your fat or weight loss goals. The top 3 carbs that are great for weight loss are:
- 1UP Tri-Carb
Top low glycemic and low insulinemic carbohydrate source made up of 3 trademarked ingredients; Cluster Dextrin®, Carb10™ and MODCARB®. The result is a superior carbohydrate that delivers smooth, constant energy and replenishes muscle glycogen stores without spiking blood sugar levels. Perfect to take before, during and most importantly post workout.
A great alternative to couscous. Quinoa is a seed and is considered a complete protein, because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Most grains are lacking in at least one amino acid therefore this makes it a great protein source for vegans or vegetarians. Quinoa is also being tested in research laboratories as a possible way to curb hunger and alleviate protein malnutrition in underdeveloped countries. It goes great in salads, soups and stews and is a very stable good fat.
- Brown rice
Brown rice is a wholegrain, and more nutritious than white rice as it contains more fiber and B vitamins and minerals such as manganese, selenium and magnesium. Organic brown rice is especially better for your as it’s grown without the use of any pesticides or harmful chemicals. Brown rice retains the bran and has a higher nutritional value than most other rice. The germ of whole rice also contains phytin, which helps expel toxins from the body.