Carbohydrates are everywhere, and not just in plain sight. Carbs are sugars or starches, and starches themselves are nothing more than long chains of sugar molecules. A low carb diet should consist of no more than 30 grams per day. But this may be more difficult to do when you consider all the hidden carbs waiting to enthrall you.
Perhaps one of the most popular diets out there is the traditional low carb diet. Some people may feel a bit confused in that this type of diet allows us to eat what we may consider to be an unhealthy amount of fat. This could not be further from the truth. Fat is essential to our body’s health and well-being, while carbs are notorious for contributing to high levels of blood sugar and insulin. High blood sugar is known to play a part in almost all diseases of a chronic nature, from the obvious diabetes problem to dementia, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Less carbs in your diet naturally means lower levels of sugar and insulin in your system.