Corn when cooked fresh is an incredible source of natural carbohydrates. As well as its energy-giving properties, the little yellow gems are rich in dietary fibre with nearly five grams per cup and are loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin - two phytochemicals that promote healthy vision.
Okay sure, the health benefits of potatoes are probably going to be deemed redundant if you smother them with sour cream, salt and butter, but these fluffy nuggets are actually an incredibly rich source of natural, long-lasting energy. As well as providing that slow burn our body desperately needs, potatoes contain an abundance of potassium which in turn provides relief from anxiety and stress. Win-win!
Pronounced, Keen-wah (not Kwin-oh-ah – something I recently learnt under embarrassing circumstances and no, I don’t want to talk about it), is a current health craze for a reason. In just once cup of quinoa, you’ll find 30 grams of good carbohydrates, as well zinc, calcium, fibre and just about everything else good for you!
These good green veggies are perhaps the easiest way to add carbohydrates to your #CleanEating meals. Just pop a handful into your lunchtime salads, stir-fry, curry or whatever really, there are no rules! As well as releasing energy, peas are also an amazing source of fibre, vitamin K, C and B, and are rich in protein for all you vegetarians out there.
Is there anything bananas can’t do? As natures energy bar, bananas pack more carbs per bite than most fruits as they have a lower water content. Nanas are also a right source of potassium, which in addition to lowering blood pressure also enhances muscle strength and acts as a natural diuretic that eases water retention and bloating.