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  • Carbohydrates are essential for a healthy body and should not be removed from the diet.
  • Carbohydrates are the body's preferred energy source. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend 45–65% of energy needs to come from carbohydrates.
  • Choose better quality, wholegrain carbohydrates over refined carbohydrates.
  • A very low-carbohydrate diet combined with very high protein intake is not recommended.
  • Very low-carbohydrate diets tend not to lead to long-term weight loss.

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Reviewed on: 15-12-2020