5 ‘good’ carbs that’ll give you bags of energy for the day

Somewhere along the way, ‘carbohydrate’ became a dirty word.

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston were swearing off them for life and ‘carb-free’ alternatives were popping up on menus the world over.

However, a healthy carb supply can help give you bags of energy, keep blood sugar levels even and keep you in a good mood!

Here are five healthy foods which actually have more carbs than a slice of bread:

Sweet Potatoes
Spuds are known for their starchy carb levels, but a medium-sized sweet potato has 24 grams of carbs, 105 calories, and lots of vitamin A and potassium. Plus they’re yummy too!

Kidney beans
Kidney beans are packed full of healthy carbs – around 30 grams per serving! Put them in a yummy chilli for a carb-kick that won’t leave you bloated.

Chickpeas have up 35 grams of carbs per cup—with only six of those grams from sugar. Chickpeas are also low in calories (just 210 per cup). Hummus anyone?

Sink your teeth in a delicious apple to get up to 27 grams of carbs into your daily diet. It also comes with about five grams of fibre, 114 calories, and 1.5 grams of fat.

The perfect low fat snack! Just a quarter cup of raisins has 33 grams of carbs – more than twice as much as a slice of bread! With 123 calories, 1.5 grams of fibre per quarter cup, a handful of raisins will give you bags of energy!