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Top 5 Carbs

You need fuel right? What kind? Unleaded? Supreme? Diesel? If you said Diesel you came to the right place!

I'm listing off the top 5 sources of carbohydrates for your long-term fueling convenience! Carbohydrates are your body's GO-TO source for energy! It's extremely important that power lifters, weight lifters, and any type of endurance athletes get lots of carbohydrates.

1: Brown rice! Brown rice, in a single cup serving, contains 45 grams of carbs. That's a lot of carbs. I know people who try not to eat that many carbs in a single day!

2: Pure, unadulterated, Steel Cut Oats. 1/4 cups has 27 grams of carbohydrates. 1/4 cup is NOTHING. You can easily get 1/2 - 1 cup of oats at a meal. That'll get you anywhere from 54-108 grams of carbs.

3: COUSCOUS! Firstly, fun name. Secondly, 1 cup of cooked couscous has 36 grams of carbs. Bonus fact: Couscous takes about 5x less time to cook than rice.

4: Whole Wheat Pasta! There are tons of different types of pastas: angel hair, linguine, penne, ziti, etc. They all contain lots of carbs though! 1 cup of cooked whole wheat pasta has about 37 grams of carbs.

5: Sweet Potato has lots of wonderful nutrients (Potassium, Fiber, Vitamins A & B6, and more) and contains 27 grams of carbs in 1 cup of sliced sweet potato. 1 cup of sliced sweet potato is not a lot of food by any means which means you can eat 2 cups and take your carb game to the next level!


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