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The 4 Best Carbs for Gut Health, According to Gastroenterologists

Cutting carbs? You might be killing off some of your good gut bacteria. Find out why, then discover the best carbohydrate foods to eat more of to maximize your microbiome.

Reviewed by Dietitian Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

Whether you call it Atkins, Keto or simply aim to live la vida low-carb, these diets continue to be among the most trendy eating patterns in America.

Depending on which plan you follow, low-carb dieting entails restricting carbohydrate consumption to anywhere from 20 to 130 grams per day. For reference, two Medjool dates have 36 grams of carbs and one 5-inch sweet potato has 26 grams. Not taking into account any other bite you consume that day, noshing on either of those nutrition all-stars could already push you over your low-carb limit if you’re following a very low-carb plan, such as the keto diet.

Pictured Recipe: Gochujang-Glazed Tempeh & Brown Rice

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