It’s easy to get carried away and classify all carbohydrates as bad, but that’s oversimplifying things a bit. Carbohydrates, even sugars, are natural components in the foods we eat. The key is not to avoid carbohydrates altogether, but to choose the carbohydrates that give you the most nutrition and keep hunger at bay.
In a Western diet, most of the carbohydrates come from processed grains or starches and refined sugars. The majority of carbohydrates should come from nuts, seeds, greens, non-starchy vegetables, and berries. Good choices would be dark leafy greens and crunchy veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers,
Many nutrition experts claim that we need carbs to live. Our brain functions on them! You will die without carbs! This isn’t necessarily untrue, but it’s pretty misleading. The truth is that there are no essential carbohydrates, like there are essential amino acids and essential fatty acids that you need to eat in order to function. Your brain does need some carbohydrates, but it doesn’t need you to eat carbs to get them.