Carbohydrates are an important part of any diet so it only seems fitting to include 6 of the best carbohydrates for your body!
You know what? Those monkeys are onto something! Not only do Banana’s make for an ideal “on the run” snack but they are also really good for you! Because banana’s are full of B vitamins (B2, B6 and also vitamin C) and sustained release sugars they are a great source of energy before a work out. Banana’s also contain a lot of Potassium which helps prevent cramps which make them great for after workouts too! Banana’s also contain the minerals Magnesium, Manganese and also fiber which is essential for good digestive health.
Why not chop up a banana to have with your oats tomorrow?
Blackberries are delicious when they are in season! Did you know they are one of the top foods to promote antioxidant activity? It’s true! Antioxidants help protect you against heart disease and cancer. Not only this but blackberries contain the vitamins C (great for the immune system), E (one of the few fruits that does contain this vitamin) and Folate. These little snacks also contain Manganese, Flavonoids and Ellagic Acid!
Blueberries look good, smell good and taste good! And they are also terrific for you! In fact, the humble blueberry is thought to be one of the most nutritious foods around! They contain the vitamins C and E which are well known for their antioxidant qualities. They also contain Manganese, Fiber, Ellagic Acid and even certain Flavonoids that are found in red grapes that are known to have a positive impact on arteries and heart health! Pretty impressive for a little berry, hey!
Why not add a handful of blueberries to your lunchbox tomorrow?
Did you know that the Cantaloupe get’s it’s vivid orange colour from a high concentration of beta Carotene? This contains a lot of antioxidant vitamin A which helps protect us from colds and diseases. Along with vitamin A Cantaloupe contains the vitamins B6, C (also helps the immune system and is also needed to help bone, tendons and ligaments in the body) and folate. Cantaloupe also contains the minerals Potassium, fiber and Carotenoids.
Not only do cherries make for amusing earrings but they are actually really good for you too! Sufferers from gout or arthritis may already know that cherries can provide some relief because they contain anti inflammatory properties. Cherries contain Vitamin C as well as Flavonoids which help protect against diseases, cancers and even the common cold. Cherries also contain Ellagic Acid!
Cranberry juice is well known for it’s detoxing and cleansing powers and the actual cranberry itself is just as good! Rich in vitamin C they can help fight off virus’ and help boost your immune system. Cranberries also contain fiber, flavonoids (these can help prevent and ease urinary tract infections) and also Ellagic acid. Not too bad for a little berry hey?
And there you have it, 6 of the best carbohydrates for your body. Time to start changing that diet to something a little bit more healthy!