12 High Carb Foods That are Incredibly Healthy

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Minimally processed fruits, vegetables, and pulses provide carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. In contrast, highly processed, refined carbohydrate products often lack essential nutrients.

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Sweet potatoes go well with many dishes.A large 180-gram roasted sweet potato with the skin offers 37.3 g of carbohydratesTrusted Source. Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium, vitamins A and C.

Sweet potatoes 

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Beets, a sweet, purple root vegetable, can be eaten raw or cooked.Raw beets include 13 g carbs per cupTrusted Source. Potassium, calcium, folate, and vitamin A are abundant in beets. 


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Year-round, consumers like corn as a side dish, on the cob, or in salads.One hundred grams of cornTrusted Source has 18.7 g carbs and 3.27 g protein. Also rich in vitamin C.


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Healthy pseudograin quinoa. Tastes like other grains and can be cooked and eaten similarly.Cooked quinoa has 39.4 g carbs, 8.14 g protein, and 1.61 g sugar per cup.


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Healthier than white rice, brown rice is a popular side dish. One cup of cooked brown rice has 45.8 g carbs.Reliable Source.This grain is antioxidant-rich.Reliable Source.

Brown rice 

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Whole oats are versatile. Oats come in rolled, steel-cut, and fast versions.Uncooked oats include 103 g carbs, 26.4 g protein, and 16.5 g fiber per cup.


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Bananas are easy to find and nibble on.A medium banana offers 26.9 g of carbs.Reliable Source. Similar to sweet potatoes, they include potassium, vitamins A and C.


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varying apple varieties have varying nutritional values.The USDA estimates that one medium apple has 20.6 g of carbohydratesTrusted Source. It has potassium, fiber, vitamins A and C.


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Mangoes are tropical and tasty. Chopped mangos contain 24.8 g of carbs per cup.Reliable Source.Mangoes contain potassium, fiber, vitamins A and C.


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Dates come in various types and are naturally sweet enough for dessert or snacking.Pitted Medjool dates provide 18 g of carbohydratesTrusted Source. Fiber, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin A are abundant in this fruit.


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Dried grapes, raisins, can be eaten alone or added to cereal bars, salads, yogurts, and granola.Raisins provide 130 g of carbs per cupTrusted Source. They have potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium.


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100g Goji berries include 77 g carbohydratesTrusted Source and 13 g fiber. They are rich in vitamin A.Goji berries are considered a ‘superfood’ due to their antioxidant content.

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