Stop the carb confusion

image-istockSome carbohydrates are healthier than others, and eating too many processed carbs can harm your health.

Carbohydrates—or "carbs" for short—play a starring role in many healthy diets. For example, carb-rich whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are at the core of the heart-healthy Mediterranean and DASH diets.

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