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Watching your carb intake after the holidays? Here’s how to spot a good one
Tuesday, 5 January · 1 min read

Carbohydrates come in 3 forms – sugar, starch and fibre – and you don’t need to avoid all of them. Some aren’t just ‘good’ – they’re important for your health.

For example, wholegrain versions of starchy carbohydrates contain fibre. And diets high in fibre have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.

Here are some higher-fibre carbs to add to your diet:

  • high-fibre breakfast cereal, such as plain wholewheat biscuits
  • porridge made with oats
  • wholemeal or granary bread (or higher-fibre white bread)
  • wholewheat pasta, bulgur wheat, couscous and brown rice
  • potatoes with their skin on
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We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and wholegrains on every part of every menu.

Michelle Obama

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