9 Reasons You Don’t Need to Fear Healthy Carbs

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1. INTRODUCTION

Carbs: to eat, or not to eat?

This is one of the most hotly debated topics in the field of nutrition.

Just as fat used to be, carbs are now accused of causing weight gain, heart disease and all sorts of other problems.

It is true that low-carb diets can be incredibly beneficial, especially for weight loss, diabetes and certain health conditions (1, 2).

It is also true that most junk foods tend to have carbs (mostly refined) in them.

However, not all carb sources are created equal. Refined carbs can be harmful, but whole food sources of carbs are very healthy.

In fact, many of the world’s healthiest foods have plenty of carbs in them.

Here are 9 reasons why you don’t need to fear all carbs.

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Joe is a Clinical Dietitian from Sydney, with a Master's degree in nutrition and dietetics. He has spent the last decade reading, researching and writing about health and nutrition, especially diet-related disease. He believes that conventional medicine and natural medicine do not have to be mutually exclusive, and draws from the best of both areas when discussing nutrition science or giving dietary advice to treat conditions.