25 May '15, 3am

6 healthy carbs that are good for your diet - yes, not all carbs are bad!

6 healthy carbs that are good for your diet - yes, not all carbs are bad!

Image: Olga Miltsova/ 123RF.com Carbs have a rep for being “fattening” and are usually the first to be axed from any diet. But really, they’re not all bad. “Carbs are not as high in calories as people think,” says Melanie van der Wilk, a dietitian with dietetic practice The Food Clinic. “One gram of carbohydrate contains less calories than one gram of protein or fat.” But not all carbs are created equal. There are “bad” carbs – refined ones, which are processed through machinery to give them a better texture and shelf life, but are stripped of nutrients like fibre and vitamins in the process. Some culprits are sweets, cakes, white rice and regular pasta, also known as “white pasta”. Too much of these can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Then there are “good” carbs, which provide more energy, fibre and B vitamins. They rank low on the glycaemic index (GI) – a me...

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