Against the grain? Why carbs might not be as unhealthy as you thought - November '15
It’s pouring rain and it’s been a nightmare journey home. What are you praying is waiting for you on the kitchen table? A salad? No? How about a creamy bowl of pasta? Or, sod it, just some hot, buttered toast? When it comes to comfort food, carbs are king – and for a good reason. Starchy foods fill your stomach, boost energy and give your brain a serotonin kick. But carbs have fallen out of favour since the advent of the Atkins and Paleo diets. Those who eschew grains say they can cause a host of health problems, from rosacea to rheumatism.
So should we say goodbye to bread and pasta? Not necessarily, says nutritional therapist Libby Limon. “Some people can eat grains with no problem at all,” she says. “It depends on your individual ability to digest grains, and on your immune system and blood sugar regulation.”Back to All Press Articles