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Carbs! Are they really all that bad?

Carbs! Are they really all bad?

Of course not!  In fact, without carbohydrates, we would not be able to function. That being said, am I a fan of restricting carbohydrates and introducing more lean protein and healthy fats into ones diet? Yes!


So what carbs should we eat?

The carbs that are real food….

Spinach, apples, berries, carrots, broccoli, grapefruit, whole grains, etc.


Which carbs should we avoid?

The refined, packaged, processed ones…

Crackers, chips, cookies, breads, cakes, etc….


If you look at a box of crackers at the store, and see a list of ingredients that is 6 lines long…don’t buy them! They will spike your insulin, create low blood sugar, make you over eat, and cause you to gain weight. Yeah they taste good, but is it worth all that?

We all have to splurge once in a while….it is actually healthy for your psyche to do so. But should these refined, processed carbs be a part of your daily diet? No way.

Until next time, be healthy, happy and smart!

Dr. Jim

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