Carbohydrates have copped so much negative press over the last decade due to their potential for people to put on weight, retain fluid and cause us to feel bloated.
However, the benefits of eating carbohydrates are wide and many and should not be overlooked.
They are your body's main source of energy; fuel your brain, kidneys, heart and muscles; and can also be stored in the muscle and liver when the body is low on these levels and not receiving them.
They allow for increased strength, speed and performance by allowing the body to convert these nutrient rich foods into energy and are also good for your heart by potentially reducing your LDL cholesterol in small amounts.
Carbohydrates also keep your memory sharp by feeding your brain appropriate fuel it needs.
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