This is a great blog from Socially Fit around the importance of having Carbs (YES CARBS) in your diet. For some reason, it has become the “Dirty word” in health and fitness. Check it out. Bloody good read!!!!

Originally posted on Socially Fit:

Why do we need them?

Carbohydrates, or saccharides, are sugars and starches, which provide energy for humans and animals, and cellulose which make up many plant structures. “Carbs,” as they are now commonly referred to, have become both a blessing and a curse, as the process of modern food production has changed the way they are consumed.

Carbs specifically:

  • serve as the primary energy source for working muscles
  • ensure the brain and nervous system function properly
  • help the body use fat more efficiently
  • are great for digestion when they are high in fiber

Dietary sources include foods made from grains (cereal, crackers, bread, pasta, tortillas, cereal), beans, fruits, vegetables, milk , cheese and foods containing any form of sugar.

Carb Categories
Carbs fall into all types of categories and it’s important to have a clear understanding of each so that you know which carbs to moderate and which ones to…

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