What’s a Carbohydrate?
What’s in your food? What’s a carbohydrate? Are they all bad? Can I eat fruit or is that a bad carbohydrate too? What about oatmeal? My doctor told me to eat oatmeal to lower my cholesterol. Don’t eat carbs. Load up on carbs. What’s a healthy diet really? Fuel Up with Healthy Carbohydrates as PART of your healthy life program. You need some!
It’s funny how militant people can get about food. I recall a heated debate about carbohydrates during what was supposed to be a private yoga session. The yoga instructor was adamant. He barked: “All carbs must be eliminated.” I said: What about fruits and vegetables? He yelled: “They are not carbs! They are micronutrients!” To which I said softly: Sure they are and they are also carbohydrates. I offered science-based nutritional information, but he would not hear me. Fourty minutes into my private session, he was still arguing about carbs. I rolled up my yoga mat and left. This was not yoga. As I left, I said: “I’m sad that you choose not to consider my expertise on this matter.”
I’m not a dietician, exactly. But some things don’t change whether you are studying culinary foods, menu planning, or diet and nutrition. I’ve studied them all professionally over the course of 40 years.