5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Swear Off Carbs

I mean why would you want to?!

Here’s some good new for this festive season. While it’s typical of us when overindulging to plan a couple of low carb (or even sadder, no carb) weeks of dieting after the New Year, studies have now shown that cutting carbs completely out of your diet is generally a bad idea for your overall wellbeing. Our bodies actually need these delicious comfort dishes to function healthily — so don’t cut them out entirely. Here are 5 reasons you need your comfort food.

Energy

You need carbs to give you energy. They’re like that that first boost that gets your body burning fats. There’s no point collapsing mid-workout because you don’t have what you need to keep going!

Bad Breath

The body burns fat through a process called ketosis…unfortunately it doesn’t leave you very kissable. This can’t be fixed with a breath mint or brushing your teeth, but include a few carbs in your diet and you’ll be minty fresh always.

Headaches

This can happen when you’re on a low carb diet because it results in low sugar levels. This can’t possibly help your productivity (or crankiness).

Fibre

You need carbs as a good source of fibre. Without that there’s a chance you’re going to feel bloated and heavy anyway.

Happiness!

Carbs help the body produce seratonin, a feel-good chemical. Without them you’re like to be grumpy all the time. Then no one will want to be around you. Life’s too short for that!

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