– When we think about eatinghealthy some people think ofcarbs as a dirty word andwon’t eat them at all. But it’s a little bitmore involved than that. So today I am with Stephaniefrom Food Wonderful. Stephanie, let’s firsttalk about what exactlyis a carb?- So carbohydrate food isany food that is digestedand becomes sugar. Carbohydrates are one ofthree macro nutrients,so along with protein andfat, carbohydrates providethe calories in our diet. Simple carbohydrates arefoods that have shorterchain sugars so they’redigested very quickly,they get into ourbloodstream right away. Complex carbohydrateshave a longer chain sugarso they take a little bitlonger to digest and theyusually give us more steadyenergy throughout the day. – So Stephanie, a lotof foods have carbs,but they’re not all the same. – That’s right. So our complex carbohydrateslike beans, whole grains,those foods are very nutritious,they provide us fiber,B vitamins so we wantto eat those foods. And even our simplecarbohydrates like fruit havea lot of good nutrition,so those are worthwhileto eat, as well. The foods that we want tolimit or eat more in moderationare those very sugaryfoods, cookies, soda. – So really it’s not aboutcutting carbohydrates outof your diet, it’s aboutchoosing the right ones. – That’s exactly right,carbohydrates are an essentialpart of our diet. So when we start to replacesome of our less nutritiouscarbohydrate foods with someof these great complex carbs,we find that we’llhave more energy,we’ll have more nutrients,and we’ll feel betterthrough the day. – So today you’ve got agreat example of a recipethat we’re gonna cook thatis good carbohydrates. – That’s exactly right,we’re making a vegan recipewhich is a chick peasweet potato curry. – Mmm, yummy. – Alright here’s ouringredients for our curry. We have lots of greatsources of complex carbs. We have our sweetpotatoes, our chick peas,and our green peas. These foods will providecarbohydrates and protein, too. – I love it, let’s make it. – First we’re gonnaadd our onions. We’re gonna let thesesaute for about 10 minutes. Add in our jalapenochile, garlic. We have some currypower, some gara marsala,some paprika. Pour in our coconut milk. Our tomatoes. Basically as soon asthose spices are fragrant,the curry is ready to go. – I can’t wait to try it,but I think the biggesttake away is to not cutcarbs out of your dietcompletely, but choose thebest carbs for your body. – That’s exactly right. Food like this is gonnakeep us full and satisfiedand give us great energyfor the entire day. – I love that, thank you somuch, I can’t wait to dig in. For Stephanie’s recipe or morehealthy eating information,just head to our website,livinghealthytv. com. Now let’s try this.