10 Common Foods That Are Completely Messing with Your Metabolism

Refined starches

Not all carbs are created equal. Refined carbs—think white bread and white rice—have had their whole grains extracted during processing. Refining also removes fiber and pretty much all nutritional value. It’s important to minimize refined carbs and instead opt for complex carbs like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. “These complex carbs will help keep you full and will help keep your blood sugar stabilized longer,” says Daylong. Note that if you’re looking to trim down, opt for non-starchy vegetables for the bulk of your carbs (think eggplant, broccoli, asparagus, and hearts of palm). Here are the signs you’re eating too many carbs.

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