Carbohydrates are increasingly seen as the culprit of bad health, giving birth to a variety of low-carb and carb-free diets. Now, let’s get some things straight. Eating too many carbs is not a good idea. Also, not all carbs are created equal. A diet dominated by refined and processed carbs is linked to diabetes, obesity, heart complications, and more.
However, cutting it out altogether is not recommended either. Complex carbs provide a variety of nutrients, especially fiber! A high fiber diet not only keeps you fuller longer, but it also prevents various diseases and provides energy for your body. As with any type of food, you need to find a balance!
Today’s food for thought is going to look at how excluding carbs (or reducing it greatly) can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. Cosmopolitan outlines the benefits of healthy carbs and lists the most common signs that you’re not getting enough carbs.