As I’ve pointed out in previous posts, the bulk of the evidence suggests that when it comes to carbohydrates, it’s the quality of food that matters a lot more than the quantity of macronutrients—at least for most people. Here’s why.
Do you obsessively count carbs? The good news is you probably don’t need to—if you eat the right foods. Recent research suggests that the answer to obesity and metabolic disease lies not in how much carbohydrate we eat, but rather what types of carbohydrate we eat. Read on to see what we can learn from ancestral diets, how the Paleo diet shapes up in controlled studies, and what carbohydrates should make up the bulk of your diet.