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Carbohydrates: Good or Bad?

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Carbohydrates: Good or Bad?

Carbohydrates: Good or Bad? Carbs have been converted into a complicated subject, since what many think about when the word carbohydrates comes up, are bread, rice and pasta, and they make you fat, that’s it! Carbs are much more than that, and they are actually divided in two groups, the bad ones, or simple carbohydrates, which in fact include white bread, rice and pasta, but also candy and desserts, cookies, sodas and sugary juices, and any refined or processed product, and yes, they will fatten you, because they are small particles of sugar and empty calories that do not provide any nutrient nor mineral to your body and have a high glycemic index, which is not good for you in any way.


But there are also the good carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates meaning that they come in their natural state, such as fresh fruits, some vegetables and also wheat pasta or bread, which are high in fiber and nutrients helping you feel fuller with less calorie ingestion.
So, are carbohydrates good or bad? Both, just remember to choose wisely, and remember that every limit is wrong, do not over eat them, but also do not avoid them at all. Moderation is the key to a balanced life.

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