The smart way to look at carbohydrates
While the low-carb diet trend is still going strong, experts suggest you pay more attention to quality, not quantity.
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Over the years, carbohydrates have become nutritional villains. It seems everywhere you look, people advise you to watch carbs, cut carbs, or go low-carb. But you need carbs — and more than you may think.
Dietary carbs provide the body's primary energy source, glucose, which fuels everything you do, from breathing to thinking to running.