Carbs aren’t bad for you as such. No single food group should ever be considered as bad for you in its entirety. In fact, everything we eat, we eat for a reason. Carbohydrates provide us with an important source of energy and they are crucial for a lot of other things too. Studies show us that prolonged low carb diets actually lower testosterone – among other things.
But with all that said, those looking to lose weight would certainly do well to lower their carb intake. Carbs are our primary source of sugar and will cause a spike in insulin, leading to fat storage. That sugar is also known to wreak all kinds of havoc on our health, from increasing appetite and cravings, to damaging nerves, to lowering insulin sensitivity.
Those with diabetes meanwhile should definitely look to lower their carb intake. And the thing to recognize here too, is that very few people are eating too few carbs.
Carbohydrates make up a massive part of our modern diets and thus many of us are eating far too many of them. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 20 foods that you can enjoy without adding to your carb total… too much.