GoodCarbBadCarb Many people get confused about the difference between good carbs and bad carbs and good fats and bad fats. Because of this some people tend to avoid them as much as possible therefore depriving their bodies of essential nutrients 
Good carbs are natural, unprocessed and unrefined whole-grains. Examples are whole wheats, oats, spelt, quinoa, barley, millet, buckwheat and brown rice. Vegetable sources include carrots, parnips, turnip and sweet potatoes.
These grains and vegetables provide the essentials nutrients we need and they taste good too!. The hight fibre content in them also helps to encourage regular bowel movements and may decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Bad fats include white flour, sugar , white rice and all products made from them like cakes, biscuits, crisps, some bread and crackers etc.... You might of heard  these  called refined carbohydrates  too, this is when  the processing of the grains strips away all the naturally occurring nutrients and fibre. Some vitamins may be added after processing but only a fraction of the amount that was originally in the grain.
Refined carbs are quickly converted to sugar in your body and can be stored as fat if we don't burn them off with exercice

Written by
Rachel Moore
(Student of naturopathy and of nutritional therapy)