Carbs That Aren’t Doing You Any Favors
The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar, meaning 55 grams, 220 calories, or 14 teaspoons of table sugar (based on 2,200 calories). Added sugars in many packaged foods add on empty calories.
Starchy, bready, and fried things are usually made with refined grains, which aren’t giving you much benefit, either. Preliminary studies have shown how these kinds of carbs may increase blood triglycerides (that number you get back with your cholesterol test), which are associated with heart disease and diabetes.
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