Complex carbs are high in fiber and improve digestion. They provide you with energy, keep you satisfied after meals and stabilize your blood sugar levels. Vegetables, fruits and whole grains are all complex carbs.
Starchy complex carbs portion rules : you should eat 2 to 4 servings of complex carbs from whole grains or other starchy carb sources each day.
Examples of Starchy Complex Carbs from Whole Grains:
- Brown rice
- Cream of Wheat
- Wheat Germ
- Whole grain pasta
Starchy Carbs from Vegetable Sources: (you want to focus more here for weight loss!!)
- Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, soy)
- Sweet potatoes
- Split peas