7 Tasty And Satisfying Alternatives To White Rice

by Pamela Ng
FOOD  |  October 14, 2017
  • Greek yogurt
    1 / 7 Greek yogurt

    Compared to many other dairy products, carbohydrates in plain yogurt take longer to be absorbed and provide longer-lasting energy. Plus, yogurt is a good source of protein that can aid in muscle recovery.

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  • Pasta
    2 / 7 Pasta

    Pasta is packed with carbohydrates, making it one of the ideal foods for your glycogen stores (energy reserves in the muscles and liver) days before a big run. Opt for whole grain pasta as it contains more fibre, minerals and vitamins. If you’re gluten-intolerant, try going with rice pasta instead.

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  • Sweet potato
    3 / 7 Sweet potato

    Dense with slow-releasing carbohydrates, sweet potato makes an all-around awesome snack that’ll see you through the day. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen the immune system and the body’s ability to adapt to stress.

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  • Whole grain bread
    4 / 7 Whole grain bread

    Instead of bread with refined grains, opt for whole grain breads instead as they provide the same amount of carbohydrates but with additional vitamins, minerals and fibre. Check the ingredients label to be sure: whole grains should be the first ingredient that’s listed.

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  • Tomato sauce
    5 / 7 Tomato sauce

    At around 21g of carbohydrates per cup, tomato sauce is a rich source of carbohydrates. It is also filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to keep your body healthy and diseases at bay. If possible, make your own tomato sauce as store-bought options tend to come laden with sugars and other artificial preservatives.

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  • Chocolate milk
    6 / 7 Chocolate milk

    Not just for kids, chocolate milk can be used as a way to quickly recharge your body after a run thanks to its higher sugar content. Plus, it comes with a decent amount of protein for recovery. Also, who doesn’t like the taste of chocolate?

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  • Bananas
    7 / 7 Bananas

    Bananas are fast-digesting, meaning that the sugars can be quickly metabolised for the body to use as energy. Additionally, their potassium content assists with the recovery of electrolytes lost during your workout.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Finder.

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