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Carbohydrates are important for our overall health, but they can also become the cause of us being unhealthy. According to the Mayo Clinic, carbohydrates are macronutrients - nutrients the body requires in large quantities - and are our main source of energy because they are converted into sugar (glucose) and sent to the body’s cells. Extra glucose is saved for later or is stored as fat. Here are a few high-carb foods that are healthy, according to Healthline.com:

- Quinoa (21.3%)

- Oats (66%)

- Buckwheat (71.5%)

- Bananas (23%)

- Sweet potatoes (18-21%)

- Beetroots (8-10%)

- Oranges (11.8%)

- Blueberries (14.5%)

- Grapefruit (9%)

- Apples (13-15%)

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EASY RECIPE

Country Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients

8 large eggs

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 cup diced country ham

1 cup cooked broccoli florets, cut into small pieces

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheeses, salt and pepper.

Melt the butter in a large cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.

Add the country ham and broccoli, and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add the egg mixture to the pan and cook, stirring with a rubber spatula, until the bottom and sides have just set, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to the oven and bake until the center has set and the frittata has turned a light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

Flip the frittata out onto a cutting board, cut into equal wedges and serve immediately.

- SouthernKitchen.com

DRINK

Starbucks limits app options

In an effort to cutdown on stunt orders through its smartphone app, Starbucks has now limited modifications to drinks to 12. Customers will be allowed to add only 12 of the same modifications to a drink. Customers can only add an espresso shot 12 times, for example, but will still be allowed to add an unlimited number of modifications.

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FUN FACT

Mushrooms

A mycophagist is a person who collects mushrooms from the wild to eat.

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