Not all carbs are bad. Sure, a shortstack for breakfast, bread bowl with soup for lunch, and mountain of gnocchi for dinner—on repeat—is gonna give you a doughy silhouette.
But wholesome carbs, when eaten at the right time and in the right amounts, can contribute to a lean physique—fuel your brain and muscles with necessary energy.
In fact, wholesome whole grains are perfect for athletes who need sustained energy or average guys looking to beat the midday munchies. Keep reading for five of the best sources of quality carbs.
And if you're still not convinced, read all the reasons you shouldn't cut carbs.