In the past few years there has been loads of controversy whether carbohydrates, or carbs as they are commonly known, are good or bad for you. You probably heard that:
- Carbs spike your blood sugar and insulin, which packs on the body fat.
- Carbs, especially sugar and grains, cause inflammation.
- Carbs are not an essential part of the diet like fat and protein.
Unfortunately statements about “good foods” and “bad foods” ignore biological complexity and the bigger picture of nutrition.