Yep, you read the title correctly. You DO need to eat carbs—fiber-rich, slow-burning carbs.
Only 5% of Americans are getting the recommended 25-35 grams of daily fiber. No wonder why 42 MILLION Americans suffer from constipation and needlessly take dangerous laxatives. If you are part of the 42 million, please read my blog on 4 things you can do today to cancel constipation.
Of course, mineral-rich greens are good sources of fiber. However, true Strength-Eating™ is about fueling with a variety of healing foods—including Dr. Daryl-approved carbs. My complex carbs are fiber-rich and slow-burning, which won’t spike your blood sugar or insulin.
Why You NEED Carbs
There are countless reasons why, but here are the main ones:
Without further ado, below is the long-anticipated list of my favorite carbs. I suggest eating 2 servings a day (1 serving = ½ cup).
Dr. Daryl’s Favorite Carbs
- Quinoa (Try my cozy Winter Quinoa Bowl)
- Butternut squash (Put them together with my comforting Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Bowl)
- Winter squash
- Wild rice
- Sweet potatoes (Enjoy my Curried Sweet Potato Soup and Sweet Potato Chips)
- Purple potatoes
- Lentils (Soothe your soul with my lentil soups)
- Green beans
- Chickpeas/hummus (Try a new hummus every day this week with these recipes)
- Chia seeds (Try my Viral Health Hack and my endless chia seed recipes)
Seeing squash, potatoes, chickpeas, pumpkin, and green beans on the list may have been a bit shocking. While they are known to be vegetables, they are actually fiber-rich carbs.
I would also buy quinoa, lentils, wild rice, and chia seeds in bulk. It reduces costs and they last a while in your pantry. If your kitchen is properly stalked, you can’t make any excuses for not getting your 2 servings of Dr. Daryl-approved carbs in ;)
The Top 10 Herbs and Spices To Use
These herbs and spices don’t just liven up the carbs above. They are POWERHOUSES that deliver health benefits, such as blood sugar regulation, detoxification, digestion support, anti-inflammatory effects, and more.
- Curry powder
Another way to fuel your body with fat-burning fiber and protein is with my Acid-Kicking Plant-Based Protein.
It’s packed with chia seeds, amino acids, minerals, and protein to boost metabolism and curb cravings. AND it actually tastes amazing. Check the reviews for proof.For a healthy dose of daily wisdom and insights, make sure to follow me on Instagram at @drdarylgioffre and @getoffyouracid.