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Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient that comes in three forms: sugar, starch, and fiber. Carbs are in many of the foods we eat, including fruits, vegetables, milk, nuts, grains, seeds, and legumes. In general, foods with added sugars should be consumed minimally, or not at all. Sugar is the least healthy kind of carb, and it comes in many forms, including monosaccharides (fructose and glucose) and granulated sugar, or table sugar, (sucrose). Starch is a polysaccharide that functions as a carbohydrate. Starch can be found in plants, grains, and potatoes. Fiber is an essential nutrient that helps us feel full for a long time and eases constipation. Fiber absorbs water as it moves through the digestive system, bulking up and allowing things to run smoothly so that you stay regular. In the following list of foods high in carbohydrates, some are healthier than others. Make sure to limit your sugar and increase your fiber intake.

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1. Bread

Bread is high in carbohydrate content, and white bread doesn't contain much fiber, which means it sends your blood sugar skyrocketing, followed by a crash. One medium bagel contains 36 grams of carbohydrates, 12 percent of your daily recommended intake, and two slices of white bread contain 26 grams. Whole-wheat bread contains about the same amount as white bread, but it also has fiber, so opt for whole-grain bread over white bread.

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