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  2. Apr 12, 2018

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

If you thought the best way to lose weight and get healthy was to avoid carbohydrates, think again!

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Carbs play a vital role in keeping us healthy and can even help us stay slim and trim. But beware! Some carbs are healthier than others. Complex carbohydrates, found mostly in whole plant foods, maintain their natural fiber and fuel your body with the energy it needs. But simple carbs—which are made of one or two sugar molecules—are often stripped of their fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In this episode, Chuck Carroll and the Physicians Committee’s Susan Levin, R.D., will teach you everything you need to know about choosing your carbs wisely!

Dotsie Bausch
Dotsie Bausch

Inspiration: It’s part two of our eye-opening interview with Olympic silver medalist and founder of the Switch4Good campaign, Dotsie Bausch. She goes in depth about how a plant-based diet is helping her avoid painful chronic inflammation that sometimes plagues athletes and hinders their performance. Now, some elite athletes are even coming up to her for advice! Plus, learn all about the upcoming documentary about plant-based athletes, The Game Changers, featuring Bausch and Barnard Medical Center director Jim Loomis, M.D.

Study up! School is in session as Susan and Chuck discuss a mountain of studies that shed light on just how healthy carbs can be!

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