Top Reasons Why Carbs are Good


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Carbohydrates are the major macronutrients and primary energy sources for us. Every gram of carbohydrate provides four calories. 

What are carbohydrates? 

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1. Starch  2. Sugar  3. Dietary Fiber 

Forms of carbs present in our food. 

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1. Fruits  2. Grains  3. Potatoes  4. Sweet Potatoes  5. Beans & Legumes 

Foods rich in Carbohydrates. 

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Carbohydrates are the energy-giving nutrients for the body. They are fuel for our brain and keep us energetic. 

Carbs are energy-dense. 

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Some studies suggest that carbs promote the production of serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter. 

May uplift mood. 

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Carbohydrates play a crucial role in supplying energy to support the intense workout and restock lost glycogen stores during bodybuilding.  

Support muscle building. 

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Carb-containing foods rich in dietary fiber helps effective waste removal, & prevents constipation and other indigestion issues. 

Promote a healthy gut.  

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Foods packed with dietary fiber prevent excess calorie intake, boost metabolism, and promote fat loss. 

Assist with weight loss. 

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