|Top 5 Healthy Carbohydrates that Should Be in Your Diet|
|Written by Jill Ettinger|
The C Word. Admit it, bread scares you. What if I told you there were healthy—actually really kind of important—carbohydrates you should be eating regularly? I know, we hardly know each other, but trust me on this.
If you've read Michael Pollan's seminal book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, you likely retained this very important slice of information pie: the human diet is totally whacked. Why we weren't built as simple as kittens is anyone's guess. It's no wonder we're so intelligent (instead of cute and furry)… we need brainpower to think about eating the 'right' foods, and even still, we get it wrong most of the time.
It's nothing personal, Dr. Atkins, surely you were just trying to reverse an extreme obesity epidemic, but everything in moderation, ok?
Here's the deal: aside from animal flesh and pure fats, most every other food has carbs. The good news, though, is good, really. Carbs are not only important for brain and muscle function, energy and strength, but they help keep your cells healthy so you can fight off diseases. Here is our top 5 carbohydrate list:
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