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Carbohydrates are important macronutrients required for optimal health. Of late, however, carbs have earned a bad reputation for being responsible for hampering fitness goals. Like all other foods, there are some varieties of carbohydrates that are healthier than the others; the consumption of these shall only be advantageous, no matter what one's nutritional goals may be. Here is a list of carbs you must eat - in other words, foods that should be part of everyone's diet.

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1. Quinoa

In recent times, quinoa is well-known as a superfood that has high nutritious value and good taste as well. Like all whole grains, carbs in this form are highly recommended for daily consumption, but quinoa offers added health benefits. It contains far higher amounts of protein and amino acids as compared to other grains. It is also rich in micronutrients like magnesium, manganese, calcium, Vitamin B and E, and an excellent source of fiber as well. Being the least allergenic of all grains, quinoa is a wonderful alternative for those having gluten allergies or a general preference for gluten-free foods. There are numerous preparations into which quinoa can be incorporated or best of all, be consumed all by itself.

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