Angel Carbs are one of four food categories developed by the Cinderella Solution diet program for women. Our body needs three main macronutrients in order to operate efficiently. They are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The program organized them into four and termed them as the following:
Together, they make up the core of Cinderella Solution. Why break up carbs into two, you might ask? It is because some of them are used by the body differently. We'll talk about Power Carbs in a separate article. For now, we are going to give attention to Angel Carbs.
Put simply, Angel Carbs are food items that are less starchy, low in calories, rich in fiber, and contain a generous amount of vitamins and minerals.
They are mostly found in vegetables, and they are great at optimizing hormone levels, particularly insulin. By and large, they are valuable contributors to our overall well-being. If hormones are acting effortlessly, then the delivery of nutrients is also unimpeded.
The minimum recommendation is to eat 1-2 cups of Angel Carbs when you feel hungry, but you can consume as much of these as you'd like during the entire Ignite and Launch phases. You can even treat them as snacks, or as fillers in between meals.
Angel Carb Examples
The table below lists some examples of Angel Carbs:
Bok choy (Chinese cabbage)
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Top 5 Angel Carbs
Kale is a vegetable that's abundant in the West. It grows naturally in cold climates. That's why it is prevalent in North American and European markets.
Kale is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, K, iron, fiber, and antioxidants. These nutrients are good for the heart and protect against diabetes, cancer, and conditions related to vision.
In places where kale is hardly available, it can be substituted with one of the following:
Broccoli is a vegetable that belongs to the same group as kale. Unlike kale, broccoli can grow in warm and cold climates. Thus, it is widely available in many countries.
Broccoli is particularly rich in vitamins C and K. It also contains a generous amount of iron, potassium, magnesium, and a few other minerals.
Spinach has gained a lot of publicity due to the cartoon and comic character, Popeye. The vegetable was believed to contain an insane amount of iron. Thus, it became Popeye's source of strength. The data was eventually corrected, but it was already too late. The power of spinach has been etched into the minds of generations of kids who are astonished by the plant's extraordinary perks.
The effects of spinach are not as potent as Popeye claims, but it is a fantastic vegetable nonetheless. It is abundant in Asia, but it is also available in most parts of the world.
Spinach is rich in vitamin K, iron, and calcium. It is also good for the eyes, can reduce blood pressure, and prevent cancer.
4. Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage)
Bok choy also belongs to the same group as kale and broccoli. It's often called Chinese cabbage in the West. It is very common in Asia, but it can also be grown anywhere due to its tolerance to cold. Many Asian soups contain Bok choy.
Bok choy is rich in vitamins A, C, and K. It is also loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and other disease-fighting nutrients.
Asparagus is sold fresh, frozen, in jars, or in cans. It is also widely available in most parts of the world.
Asparagus is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K. Additionally, it has disease-fighting capabilities due to its high fiber content and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cinderella Solution's Angel Carbs
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