Carbs and Proteins

Eating healthily has become a bit of a mine field… It really needn’t be – eating well isn’t rocket science. This post is to strip it right back to one rule – THE PERFECT PLATE.

The perfect balanced plate should be no less than 1/2 vegetables ideally of the green variety (white potatoes don’t count), 1/4 lean protein and 1/4 complex carbs, and that is it!

I have included a list of great carbs and proteins for you to refer to and help you along the way……

Also remember that we are all individual and so some of us will do better eating carbs and proteins separately. This is because we digest proteins and carbs in different areas of the gut. If you are finding your transit (digestion from eating to going to the loo) very slow then perhaps a combining diet would work better for you. You an still use the list and still use the same principle, just increase the veg and protein or carbs to make up the missing 1/4.

 

 

 

C A R B O H Y D R A T E S

 

  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Wholegrain wheat (if you can tolerate it)
  • Bulgar wheat
  • Buckwheat
  • Rye
  • Oats
  • Wholewheat or vegetable pastas
  • Millet
  • Pumpernickel

 

 

P R O T E I N S

 

  • Lean, preferably organic meat- turkey, chicken, lamb
  • Fish, preferably oily fish, such as mackerel, salmon, anchovies and sardines
  • Tempeh
  • Organic tofu
  • Beans
  • Legumes
  • Pulses
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Eggs