Carbohydrate (meaning “carbon plus water”) is the most widely eaten food in the world. Along with fat and protein, carbohydrate is an essential nutrient, but what makes carbs different is that they are easily converted to energy by the body. Also, glucose, the simplest carbohydrate, is essential fuel for the brain. Any healthy diet must include carbohydrates.
How to Choose Good Carbs
As a general rule, the more natural and unrefined the carb-food, the healthier it is. Also, the lower the glycemic index (GI) value, the better the carb is for your blood glucose levels. So, choose unrefined
whole grain carbs that have a low or intermediate GI rating.