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6 Reasons You Should Be Eating Carbs (Page 4)

Good for Your Heart

Reason 3: Carbs are good for your heart.

Research suggests that increasing your soluble-fiber intake (a type of fiber found in carb-rich foods like oatmeal and beans) by 5 to 10 grams each day could result in a 5 percent drop in “bad” LDL cholesterol. Similarly, people who eat more whole grains (think brown rice, bulgur, quinoa) also tend to have lower LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol.

Reason 4: Carbs will help you trim your waistline. »

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