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Carbs: A Love Story

Several new studies suggest starches are an essential human nutrient and can be part of an effective weight-loss plan.
Source: Stefano Rellandini / Reuters

People sometimes describe themselves as lusting passionately for baked goods. (I.e. “Omg I am obsessed with cake pops!”)

Well, recent nutrition news serves as somewhat of a for eaters of bagels, cookies, and (my personal favorite) a that consists of rice bread. People who are in a relationship with carbohydrates should quit worrying, these new studies seemed to say. Your romance may have suffered some upswings and doldrums—some weight-gain here, a disastrous Atkins attempt there—but it

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