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Are carbohydrates healthy?

spoiler alert: absolutely!

Carbohydrates often have a bad reputation. They are seen as "fattening." Think of the many keto diets that avoid all carbohydrates. At KarmaKarma, we do not focus on short-term crash diets but on your long-term health and well-being.

The idea that carbohydrates are unhealthy is a myth: they play a crucial role in our well-being! To stay fit, you should not avoid carbohydrates but choose the right ones. Let’s find out more! 💛

1. Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy: They contribute to a good mood and provide a cheerful feeling. This is because they stimulate the production of serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of happiness and well-being. In short, carbohydrates are not only our main source of energy but also essential for our overall well-being and mental health. You wouldn't want to miss out on this! ⚡️

2. They are essential for the brain: Your brain uses glucose as its primary energy source. Without enough carbohydrates, your brain functions can decrease, leading to reduced concentration and cognitive performance. So, remember: carbohydrates are the fuel for your brain! 🍀

3. Contribution to a healthy weight: Carbohydrates, especially complex carbohydrates like whole grains, can help with weight management. They provide a feeling of fullness and can help prevent overeating. Replace refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta, and white rice, with whole grain varieties. These contain more dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and provide a long-lasting feeling of satiety. Hooray! 👏

4. Avoid sugar spikes: Fiber-rich carbohydrates also help regulate your blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate at which glucose is absorbed into your blood. This helps prevent peaks and valleys in your energy levels. A stable blood sugar level is the key to maintaining your energy level and promotes a good mood. Carbohydrates are your steady buddy that keeps your blood sugar under control! 💚

How to apply these suggestions in reality? KarmaKarma is here for you!

Choose granola with less than 9% sugar content and with carbohydrates.

This way, you start the day healthy and energetic without compromising your health. It also helps with weight management.

Shop KarmaKarma granola that meets all these requirements. P.S. it tastes really delicious too.

Shop the granola here. Available in various sizes and in two different flavors. Check it out! 🧡

Replace your sandwich with an oatmeal cup!

A truly healthy meal that fits right in your bag. In our cups, you'll find unprocessed oat flakes, crunchy seeds and nuts, super fruits, and sometimes a spicy touch. We have 4 different flavors without added sugars. And guess what? They're super tasty, a source of protein, and rich in fiber.

Did you know: A sandwich can quickly contain 1000 kcal, lots of saturated fat, and few fibers. A cup of oats contains around 400 kcal. They are genuinely healthy and super tasty with a splash of cold or warm milk! Try switching!

Shop our oatmeal cups here. Also available in 300g format for home. 🧡

Choose a healthy snack.

The Better Cookie is a genuinely healthy cookie, made with natural ingredients, less sugar but still without sweeteners. Enjoy this snack now and then without guilt. Additionally, The Better Cookie is rich in fiber, nutritious, and supports your healthy lifestyle.

Shop The Better Cookie here: a Nutri-Score A cookie with a delicious speculoos flavor. 🧡

For those who are still unsure: all KarmaKarma products are Nutri-score A, organic, plant-based, and produced in Belgium.


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