Of all the macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate), carbohydrate is one of the most heavily debated.

Every day, the media bombards us with multiple, emphatic messages (often diametrically opposed) about dietary carbs: “A no-carb diet is the ticket”; “Low-carb is the way”; “Stick to the ‘wet’ carbs”; “‘Smart’ carbs are best”; “Eat only starchy tubers”; “Rice and oats are back on the table”; “The ketogenic diet will protect you from disease”; “Intermittent fasting will fix your

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