Your body needs carbohydrates for energy…but if you eat too many, the excess is stored as fat.
So make your carbs count!
Replacing carb-heavy foods with lower-carb or more nutrient-dense foods may help:
- Lower calorie intake
- Reduce cravings
- Maintain steady blood sugar levels
- Raise good (HDL) cholesterol
Try the good-for-you food swaps in this video. They may help you meet your health and weight loss goals.
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Date Last Reviewed: August 31, 2021
Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Medical Review: Beth Stark, RDN, LDN