Overweight people and healthy eaters can benefit from knowing more about carbohydrates especially if they have high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Doctor Maasarani’s, BBC article explains the 3 different types of carbs as BEIGE, WHITE, GREEN.

Starch, sugar, and fiber.

Carbohydrates provide us with energy.

 BEIGE CARBOHYDRATES – Bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice are beige carbs which are not healthy.

WHITE CARBOHYDRATES – Also best avoided.  Sugary foods, fizzy drinks, sweets, biscuits, and processed refined foods.

Most of the starch and sugar in the beige and white carbs are broken down to glucose which is then used up as energy, the rest is stored as fat.

Cut down or abstain from Flour product, rice, potatoes, pasta, processed grains especially breakfast cereals and bread.


Pumpernickel Bread


Cauli & Carrots

Increase food like cauliflower rice, celeriac, sweet potatoes, rye or pumpernickel bread Eggs, meat, fish, nuts and legumes, brightly colored vegetables and salads, green leafy salads, Aubergines tomatoes various nuts and most fruit.

GREEN CARBOHYDRATES – This is dietary fiber present in fruit and vegetables.


Sweet Potato Chips


Muesli Porridge

Tests on obese patients who altered their diets have shown amazing results within a fortnight. Seven patients made changes to their diets as requested and chose to have more green carbohydrates, they had also formed a chat team to exchange recipes.

They found it convenient and there were no reported feelings of hunger.

The diabetics had improved their blood sugar so much one of them was in part remission.

In 14 days, his type 2 diabetes, which he had had for over 16 years, was hardly detectable, which is amazing.

Out of the 7 obese patients, nearly all of them lost 7 pounds (over 3 kg).



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