Contrary to prevailing myths that promote high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, carbohydrates are, in fact, your body’s fuel of choice—the ideal food for optimal health and sustained energy levels. Now, in Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, authors Johanna Burani and Linda Rao make clear that all carbs, however, are not created equal. They explain how to use the glycemic index—a ranking of carbs based on the rate and level at which the body digests them—to distinguish between carbs and identify those carbs that are best for losing weight, staying healthy, controlling blood glucose levels, and maintaining energy throughout the day. Good Carbs, Bad Carbs will show you how to "diet" without the negative side effects—hunger pangs, headaches, and irritability—from which many dieters suffer. Organized in an easy-to-browse format, Good Carbs, Bad Carbs features:
· A thorough guide to how carbs work—and why your body prefers them · Clear advice for the best carbs to help you lose weight · Information on reducing your risk of disease · Good carbs for kids · Plus ten delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes Packed with essential information that no informed eater should be without, Good Carbs, Bad Carbs will show you how to adjust your eating habits and strike the perfect balance of carbohydrates for optimum health, weight, and vitality.