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SUPER FOODS: Carbohydrates

carbohydrates provide our bodies with energy.

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1. Barley • Appetite suppressant, decreases inflammation, stabilizes Blood Sugar levels

2. Whole Wheat Pasta • Whole wheat contains 3 parts of grain, nutrient rich and filling (also try varieties with lentils, chickpeas, quinoa

3. Acorn Squash • can boost fat-burning effects of exercise, high in Vitamin C

4. Black Beans •good for heart, anthocyanins boost brain power)

5. Oatmeal • slows carb release, high in protein, delivers steady, muscle-friendly energy

6. Quinoa • high nutritive value, complete protein, aids in tissue & muscle repair, antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties, low glycemic index

7. Kamut • rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein, easily digested

8. Sweet Potatoes • high in fiber, low glycemic index, steady energy, fuller longer, high in Vitamin A (to help synthesize protein) *clean source of fuel

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