The PointsPlus Value Nutrients

See why making smart choices when it comes to carbs is imporatant for your weight loss.

Why they’re important

  • Carbohydrates are your body’s primary energy source for everything from movement to brain function
  • They can be stored in your liver or muscles to use later.
  • Many carbohydrate-rich foods contain other important vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Some foods rich in carbohydrates

  • Whole grains (such as brown rice, 100-percent whole-wheat bread, and whole wheat pasta)
  • Legumes (such as beans and lentils)
  • Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, peas, corn and carrots
  • Fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • Milk products (such as low-fat, non-fat yogurt, milk)
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