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By Carolyn Bivins
Es. Co. Extention Agent 

Carbohydrates: a healthy diet's friend or foe?


April 12, 2018

Carbohydrates: Good or Bad for You?

Are you sad that you can never eat bread, pasta or sugar again? If so, you are like most Americans who have read the recent warnings that carbohydrates cause weight gain and contribute to diabetes and heart disease.

Low carb diets and cutting out carbs completely are widely thought of as ways to lose weight. But are carbs really all bad?

Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates provide major health benefits and should be incorporated into your diet in moderation. While some carbohydrate-heavy foods like pasta and sugar lack nutritional benefits, others...

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