Here are two articles that are pretty interesting regarding carbohydrate consumption, the links to the articles are listed below.
The Health Benefits of Carbs
There's a common misconception that “carbohydrates make you fat.” They don’t. Sure, if eaten in unnecessarily large quantities they could contribute to weight gain, but, then again, so could too much of any food. In fact—carbohydrates are a healthy addition to your diet.
Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally.
First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed "good" carbs (we'll get to that in a sec) and the "bad" ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
(We're talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.)
On the flip side, eating "good carbs" in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases-and may even help you to lose weight because they're generally rich in fiber.
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