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Carbohydrates make you gain weight. NO!

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Carbohydrates make you gain weight. NO!

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Eating a moderate amount of nutritious carbs that are high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals like starchy root vegetables, ancient grains and legumes will likely benefit your health, not harm it. 

For example, the Mediterranean diet contains a balanced mix of high fibre carbs mainly from produce, healthy fats, and proteins and have been associated with a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease.

However, carbohydrates-rich foods like cakes, cookies, sweetened beverages, and white bread should be restricted if not avoided, as these foods can increase weight gain and disease risk when eaten in excess.

As you can see, food quality is the main predictor of disease risk.



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