Carbohydrates are essentially the first form of fuel for our bodies. This means that the body turns to carbs for its basic energy needs. Now carbohydrates come in varieties known as complex carbs and simple carbs.
Carbs, in general, have long been criticized by dieters and nutrition experts of all sorts. However, the problem lies not with carbs but the stage of refining and processing that they go through before they are ready for consumption.