In addition to the ever-popular and healthy high-carb banana (ripe bananas, or even better: green bananas!), there are other fruits that are high in carbohydrates. These whole food sources of “Carbs” are important sources of essential nutrients. Refined carbs should be avoided, however.
Generally, the only reason to limit and avoid whole food carbs is when you’re on a low-carb diet and need to lose weight quickly.
Carbs have been unfairly blamed for causing the obesity epidemic.
However, the truth is that not all carbs are created equal.
Processed junk foods high in sugar and refined grains are definitely unhealthy and fattening.
Here are 3 more fruits that are healthy sources of carbs and good to include in your daily diet:
Oranges are among the most popular fruits in the world.
They are mainly composed of water and contain 11.8% carbs. Oranges are also a good source of fiber.
Oranges are especially rich in vitamin C, potassium and some B-vitamins. They also contain citric acid, as well as several very potent plant compounds and antioxidants.
Eating oranges may improve heart health and help prevent kidney stones. They may also increase the uptake of iron from food, reducing the risk of anemia.
Bottom Line: Oranges are a good source of fiber. They also contain very high amounts of vitamin C and plant compounds. Eating oranges may have benefits for heart health and help prevent anemia.
Another healthy high-carb fruit to include in your diet is on the next page …