October 2013 Issue

Focus on Healthy Carbs

Low-carb diets are out; today it’s all about choosing healthy, wholesome carbs, such as whole grains, legumes, dairy, fruits and vegetables.

When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether—and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources. In the 80s and 90s, it was all about low-fat diets. As health experts cautioned people to cut back on fat, food manufacturers responded by making low-fat everything, including cookies and snacks.

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