Carbs - the Maligned but Essential Food
Food is classified into three types: Protein, carbohydrate, and fat. These are called macronutrients - macro because they encompass all types of foods that fall into one of the three categories. Each can be broken down into sub-categories, and this is where i t gets really important.
Carbs Are Bad for You
Have you heard that before? It's common knowledge, but it is entirely incorrect. Carbs are an essential nutrient, a nutrient that gives you your daily energy or glucose. Without carbohydrates you would all be exhausted and drawing energy out of your muscles, slowly wasting away. Carbs are extremely important; the key is to choose the ones that give you steady energy and won't lead to weight gain.
Low nutrient carbohydrates give you a quick burst of energy and quickly fade away, triggering hunger and more eating. These carbs are the ones that lead to obesity, and probably a host of conditions like Type II diabetes and heart disease.