Yes, you can benefit from eating the right types and amount of carbs. Carbs:
- Provide energy.
- Protect against disease.
- Control weight.
“Carbohydrates are our body’s main source of energy. For most people, carbs are an essential macronutrient that provides the energy to get through a busy day. People often say that carbs are fattening,” says Zumpano. “But complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, are not fattening foods.”