Why do people say “Carbs are bad”, when the Food Pyramid says you have to eat mainly Carbs and breads?

Wednesday,June 18, 2014 @ 20:28

Question by Flaming! Proud!: Why do people say “Carbs are bad”, when the Food Pyramid says you have to eat mainly Carbs and breads?
Are carbs good or bad? Because constantly in the media we see reports saying: “Dont eat cabrs! They are bad!”…but then the Food Pyramid says you have to mainly eat seven servings of breads/grains (carbs) a day?!

We are getting mixed messages from nutritionists!

It’s hard trying to be being healthy when we get sent mixed messages about what is “healthy” and what isn’t!

Best answer:

Answer by Merryblueeyes
Most people fail to understand that there is a difference between simple carbohydrates like simple sugars and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Because they don’t know this, they think all carbohydrates are bad. In truth, a diet based on complex carbohydrates and low fats is extremely healthy.

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