With millions of Americans on a low-carb diet, nutritionists increasingly argue carbohydrates are not inherently bad and should not be removed from a diet. They typically suggest consumers focus on complex carbs instead of refined carbs and sugars, as they often offer better nutritional opportunities. "We should not think of foods as good or bad, but rather as some being better choices than others," says a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

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