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Carb your way to good health

This article from the Wall Street Journal asks "Can you carbo-load your way to good health"? Carbs in this case are "whole carbs", and if you know anything about Give It Up For Health you will know that we give that a resounding "YES!"

Carbs get a bad name, and we agree if you add the qualifier "PROCESSED" to that. Yes, PROCESSED CARBS are bad for you. There's little to no fiber, many nutrients have been stripped away, they cause peaks in glycemic load, cause you to put on weight and ultimately end up with type 2 diabetes.

Whole, that is unprocessed carbs, on the other hand do none of this. In fact they are essential to your good health, and an important part of the "whole-food plant-based" diet we advocate here at Give It Up For Health.

No, I am not a doctor or certified nutritionist. I am just someone who has been motivated to take responsibility of my health without popping pills and have read widely. If you want to read about the importance of whole carbs in your diet, I recommend "The Starch Solution"  by Dr. John McDougall, or any of the titles I have listed in my recommended reading list which you will find is linked to from all my pages. Ignore all the anti-carb rhetoric out there. Carbs are good and essential for good health, and your body is designed to love carbs and feel satisfied by eating carbs. But just remember, you must always subconsciously insert "whole" or "unprocessed" or "unrefined" in front of carbs. Avoid processed carbs, seek out and enjoy whole carbs.

Good health to you, and give up processed carbs for your health.



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