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Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates: What’s the Difference?

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Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates: What's the Difference?

When it comes to carbohydrates (carbs) there’s a misconception that all carbs are bad and one should stay away from all foods that contain carbs. But the truth is that carbs are essential components of a healthy diet and they’re necessary for proper organ functions. So choose good carbs, not no carbs. The best diets are the ones that have 50 to 60 percent of calories as carbs. The best sources of good carbs are whole grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits. Stay away from white flour as much as you can.

To learn more about how to choose healthy carbs watch this video:

Source: Harvard School of Public Health

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