Once upon a time, a fad diet came along that misled people into thinking that carbohydrates were the source of weight gains. This diet also encouraged people to adopt a weight loss program that included only protein, and almost no carbohydrates. So, in the name of good health, it is necessary to set the record straight, and end the myths once and for all.
The major problem with eliminating carbohydrates from any diet is that they are responsible for providing energy and regulating the way organs function; not to mention the negative effects their absence has on the heart. Even if the diet works, you can lose all the weight in the world, and still be tired all the time and at risk of heart complications. That doesn’t sound like an ideal situation for anyone, and the fact is that it takes a balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to stay healthy.
One of the confusing aspects to the story is that there are some carbohydrates that are not healthy, including those found in soda, pastries, and white bread. But the “good” carbohydrates should not be grouped in with them or avoided, and they can be found in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. It is simply unwise to stop eating bread or other valuable sources of nutrition. Instead, choose whole grain bread, read labels, and start thinking of carbohydrates as much needed fuel for your body’s activities.
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