4 Anti-Inflammatory Carbs to Lose Weight by Summer

Yogurt has carbs! It's an anti-inflammatory carb and probiotic. Probiotics replenish "good" gut microbes. That bacteria can reduce inflammation and weight. "Eating more probiotic-rich foods can help reduce inflammation in the body," Best says. Live bacteria called probiotics improve intestinal health. The gut microbiota controls body-wide inflammation."

1. Yogurt

Berries also reduce inflammation. Blueberries are exceptionally rich in antioxidants and reduce inflammation. "Blueberries are nutrient-dense, meaning they are low in calories and high in nutrients," Best says. "Just one cup of blueberries contains 4 grams of fiber and almost 25% of the RDI for vitamin C."

2. Berries

Another carb for weight loss and inflammation is edamame beans. Salty snacks, appetizers, sides, and stir fries can be made with these green beans. Protein and fiber keep you filled all day.

3. Edamame

Edamame, a plant-based protein source, can be eaten fresh or roasted. Younkin says it can be eaten alone or in a stir fried. "One cup of cooked edamame has 17 grams of protein and a whopping eight grams of fiber per meal." 

Potatoes are also carbohydrates! Sweet potatoes enhance immunity, lower inflammation, and help you lose weight, unlike processed white potatoes. 

4. Sweet Potatoes

"Sweet potatoes are a nutrient-dense root vegetable full of vitamin A, fiber, and other beneficial vitamins and minerals," says Richards. "These nutrients make sweet potatoes an excellent food source for immune health and function."