The planetary human population is sustained by billions of calories per day from Grains and Legumes
And thats totally fine with me.
Even though grains and legumes are primarily carbohydrates, they won’t make you fat and they might even prevent heart disease. Whole grains and legumes are generally complex carbohydrates that contain healthy amounts of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
BUT…AVOID PROCESSED GRAINS
When the shell of grains has been taken off, you lose significant nutrients. Whole grains like brown rice lose value after it is processed into white rice.
Moreover, do not let the bastardization of whole grains in the form of breakfast cereals fool you. Typically, cereals are processed foods and are often recommended by nutritionists because of added synthetic vitamins supposedly good for you health. Some cereals are enriched with Folic Acid, but you can get plenty of Folate naturally from legumes and leafy green vegetables instead.
Combine Whole Grains and Legumes for Weight Maintenance, Energy Levels, and Disease Prevention
Whole Grains and Legumes typically compliment each other in terms of nutrients. For example, the protein amino acid profile in beans matches up well with that in rice. Hence why rice and beans go so well together.
Some people eat brown rice every day, and thats fine if you enjoy it.
I prefer to get the bulk of my diet from legumes instead. Lately, I am becoming addicted to Split Peas, which despite high carbohydrates, I notice myself leaning out. It keeps me satisfied and I don’t have urges for sweets.
Either way, consider consuming Whole Grains and Legumes as a regular part of your diet. Your energy levels will be sustained, you’ll sleep better, and prevent many types of diseases and cancers.
One more way to health, one more way to lean bodies.