Top 15 Healthy Carb, Protein, and Fat Rich Foods
What foods are good for macros?
If you are counting macros for weight loss (or muscle gain), it’s helpful to choose foods dominant in a macro (carb, fat, or protein).
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Tracking your macros is all about food freedom (eat anything as long as it meets your macros). However, for optimal health, choose from the following list of carbs, proteins, and fats.
The best starchy or complex carbs
- Oatmeal (old-fashioned or Steel Cut)
- Yams (almost same as sweet potatoes)
- Brown rice (I love basmati, a long grain rice)
- Sweet potatoes
- Multigrain hot cereal (mix or barley, oats, rye, triticale, and a few others)
- White potatoes with skin (glycemic index be damned!)
- 100% whole wheat bread
- 100% whole wheat pasta
- Beans and lentils (great for healthy chili recipes)
- Cream of rice hot cereal
- Butternut squash
- Fresh Beets
The best carb-rich fruits
- Acai berries
The best veggies lower in carbs but high in nutrients
- Salad greens
- Peppers (green and red)
- Green beans
Yes! You can eat carbs and still reach your fat loss or muscle building goals. Learn how to count your macros and transform your body.
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What About Fiber?
Choose foods in the healthy carb category, means you are getting more than enough fiber both soluble and insoluble.
Focus on eating a variety of vegetables and fruit with some complex carbs added in each day.
If you’re not a fan of vegetables, you could try cold pressed juice for extra phytonutrients and soluble fiber.
These lists certainly aren’t definitive but they can be a great guide for those trying to clean up their diets, remove processed foods, and satisfy their daily macro amounts.
Do you have any additions to the above lists?
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