‘Slow Carbs’ and the Truth About Low-Carb Diets (Video)

Why carbohydrates are the most important foods for weight loss

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You‘ll be surprised to hear me say that carbohydrates are the most important thing you can eat for health and weight loss.

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Why? Because all plant foods are carbohydrates. These are the good, “slow” carbs you’ll find in fruits, vegetables, and even nuts and seeds.

Slow carbs don’t spike your blood sugar or insulin, like carbs from pasta, bread, potatoes or rice. Instead, they fill your body with fiber. And they contain amazing molecules called phytochemicals. Studies show that powerful phytochemicals like glucosinolates, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may help reduce your risk of cancer.

Most colorful plant foods are full of good, slow carbs. Learn more about all the beneficial things they’ll do for your health and your weight.

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is Director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.
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