Is a low-carb diet right for you?
Carbohydrates have become quite the topic of conversation in the health and wellness scene as more people are turning to low-carb eating. However, are all carbohydrates bad?
Read on to learn more about what carbohydrates are and how to make the healthiest choices when it comes to deciding which to include in your diet.
We’re talking all about the good and the bad when it comes to carbohydrates.
What are Carbohydrates?
Carbs are one of the three macronutrients (the other two being fat and protein). They are split into different groups, including sugars, starches, and fiber. (1) Carbohydrates, when consumed, are broken down into glucose, which provides the body with energy. If not used as an immediate source of energy, carbs can be stored as fat to be used when the body requires additional energy. This is why a high carbohydrate diet is notorious for causing weight gain.
However, this doesn’t mean that all carbohydrates are bad. The body relies on carbs as its primary fuel source, and there are some nutritious options that can help support overall health, while also providing the body with the energy it needs. Let’s take a closer look at the healthy carbohydrates that make a great addition to a well-balanced diet.