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Carbs are good for you, here’s why

Espresso Logo By Ruby Pratka of Espresso | Slide 1 of 16: If you’re interested in nutrition, weight loss or healthy eating, you’ve probably seen contradictory information about carbohydrates at some point in the past few years. In popular diets such as the keto diet and the Atkins diet, carbs are presented as the one food group you shouldn’t eat. However, for years, the United States Department of Agriculture put bread, cereal, rice and pasta—foods high in carbs—at the base of its food guide pyramid. EatingWellNutrition Editor Brierley Wright says the truth is slightly more complicated. “If eaten in unnecessarily large quantities they could contribute to weight gain, but, then again, so could too much of any food,” she writes. “In fact, carbohydrates are a healthy addition to your diet.” Let’s look at 15 reasons carbs are good for you.

Carbs are good for you, here’s why

If you’re interested in nutrition, weight loss or healthy eating, you’ve probably seen contradictory information about carbohydrates at some point in the past few years. In popular diets such as the keto diet and the Atkins diet, carbs are presented as the one food group you shouldn’t eat. However, for years, the United States Department of Agriculture put bread, cereal, rice and pasta—foods high in carbs—at the base of its food guide pyramid. EatingWellNutrition Editor Brierley Wright says the truth is slightly more complicated. “If eaten in unnecessarily large quantities they could contribute to weight gain, but, then again, so could too much of any food,” she writes. “In fact, carbohydrates are a healthy addition to your diet.” Let’s look at 15 reasons carbs are good for you.

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