“Don’t eat white bread! It’s not good for you, wholegrain is so much better.”
“I cut down on rice because I want to lose weight. I heard too much rice can make you fat!”
It’s common to hear conversations like these when it comes to healthy eating or ways to lose weight. As Malaysians, we love our rice and noodles and it’s common to see these carbohydrate-filled dishes not only during lunch or dinner, but also breakfast and supper. But as more Malaysians become increasingly health conscious, many are taking it to the other extreme and eliminating all forms of carbs in an attempt to lose weight. However, carbs actually contain numerous health benefits and they should not be cut out of our diets completely.