Carbs often get a bad rap. They’re singled out as the culprit of weight gain, and several fad diets cut it out almost entirely.
But not all carbs are bad for you. Some contain many health benefits that make them essential to any healthy diet. Your body needs carbs in order to function properly. That said, not all carbs are made equal — some are better for your body than others. Picking the right carbs is key to better health and weight loss.
So before you go cutting out carbs from your diet in an effort to lose weight, here’s what you need to know.