Aren't Carbs Bad For Me?

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

We take pride in following the guidelines set forth by national health organizations including the 
American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. Our healthy and convenient plans focus on providing you with what your body needs, including healthy carbohydrates to meet your nutrition needs as recommended by these respected health organizations and 
nutrition experts. 

Carbohydrate foods have a place in a healthy diet. They provide our bodies with energy, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recommend making 45-65% of your daily calories from carbohydrates with a focus on natural, nutrient-dense carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains. At Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating our meal plans average 47% of calories from carbohydrates and we emphasize fresh, wholesome ingredients such as fresh produce and a variety of whole grains and beans. Focusing on these good carbohydrates provides heart health benefits, health-promoting fiber, and high amounts of vitamins and minerals.

So-called bad carbs, also known as simple sugars such as those found in sodas, syrups, 
candy, and cakes, we are advised to limit the consumption of these in our diets. At Seattle 
Sutton’s Heathy Eating we believe in moderation and swapping out ingredients for better-for-you treats. Just because you are trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to avoid a tasty 
treat. While we do include some desserts on our meal plans, we limit the portion size and frequency of these additions. We may swap out whole grain flour, flax seeds, or fresh fruits for refined grains, added sugars, or fat. We also encourage customers to drink calorie and sugar-free beverages while on our meal plans to decrease their intake of added sugars and empty calories.
Eating natural, high-fiber carbohydrates such as those included in our meal plans, has been proven to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, which can help reduce the strain on your heart and reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels. Feel confident when enjoying your Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meals that you are following the healthy eating guidelines from experts and not falling for a gimmicky program that cuts nutrient-dense 
foods from your diet


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