A new study finds that some carbs are good for you — carbs that are complex and break down to sugar slowly are actually good for you, in part because they tend to be higher in fiber. The trick is to pick carbs that have a low glycemic index — that is, carbs that have a smaller effect on blood sugar. A diet rich in low-GI carbs has been associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. So go ahead and eat your bread — just make it whole wheat.

Posted on August 30th, 2004 by Katxena