Many dieters work hard to completely eliminate carbs from their diet, but the key isn’t necessarily cutting them out, but rather choosing the right ones. In fact, carbohydrates are a necessary part of a healthy diet, especially for people who are active (carbs provide nearly 50 percent of the energy you use during the early stages of your workout). Focus on adding complex, unrefined carbs to your diet like quinoa, brown rice, natural oats, buckwheat and millet. These are all high in fiber (keeping you full for longer periods of time), so they won’t spike your blood sugar levels the way simple, refined carbs like white bread, cakes, white rice, pastries and cookies will. Nevertheless, it’s important to bear portion control in mind, even with healthy carbs. With that said, here’s a look at some fantastic, healthy low-carb snack ideas.
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