Carbohydrates Friend Or Foe?
Thrive Magazine|Winter 2016
Carbohydrates Friend Or Foe?

So what’s the difference between good and bad carbs and why does it matter?

Dr Sally Norton

We know that a healthy, balanced diet is the key to a healthy body, but it can be tough knowing exactly which foods are the healthiest for us. We’re under a constant barrage of new studies and research, branding certain foods as either hero or villain when it comes to our health.

One food group that has been given a pretty bad rep over the past few years is carbohydrates. The common perception now is that the fewer carbs we eat the better, with some of us avoiding carbs altogether! But, is this really a healthy option for our bodies? Well, frankly, no.

Of course, we know that starchy, refined carbs aren’t great for us – and we eat far too much of them, so cutting back is a definitely a good thing. But cutting carbs out altogether?

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Winter 2016