Good Carbs? Do Those Exist?

When we were kids, we were taught that there are three basic macronutrients – fats, protein, and carbohydrates.  To dive a little deeper, we’ve since discovered that not all fats are created equal, such as saturated and unsaturated fats.  Further research has scientists exploring the possibility that there are “good” carbohydrates and “bad” carbohydrates.  For example, carbs from such sources as refined sugar or polished rice and flour may have less nutritional value than carbs from honey, which can even help to reduce blood sugar.  Nutrient dense sources of carbohydrates like apples, bananas, and carrots may have a markedly lower effect on blood sugar and insulin, to where they don’t need to be avoided in low carb diets near as much as other carbs.