This may change the way you look at “good carbs” and “bad carbs” forever. Carb-dense foods can alter the balance of our gut flora, triggering inflammation. Foods are considered carb-dense if they have a high ratio of carb grams relative to their weight. A small potato, which many consider a bad carb, weighs 170 grams, but it’s mostly water; only about 23 per cent of it is carbohydrate. A plain rice cake, by contrast, weighs only nine grams, but almost 80 per cent of it is carbohydrate! Bad for your gut and stomach.
Found in: Bagels, bread (including whole-grain breads), crackers, pasta, cereals, white rice, pretzels.