List of Bad Carbs

This list contains foods you should avoid or consume in small amounts.

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Bad carbs consist of simple carbohydrates or simple sugars that have zero nutritional value. Simple carbohydrates are single or double sugar molecules that absorbs quickly in the body. This causes your sugar blood level to rise and fall quickly which may not be healthy. The simple carbohydrates include granulated (table) sugar and brown sugar from sugar cane, sugar beets, syrups, and sugar that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and milk.


Below is a sample of the nutritional values for bad carbohydrates:

  • Jelly beans for example 0% vitamin A, and C. It also has 0 percent Calcium and Iron. A serving size of 10 pieces contains 41 calories.
  • A can of Coke (7.5 fl oz.) has 90 calories but provides 0 grams of protein and 0 milligrams of potassium.
  • Alcohol such as beer (1 can or 356 grams) contained 154 calories. The nutritional values have 0 percent Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Iron. It only contains 1 percent Calcium, and Vitamin B-12.



Bad Carbohydrates

White Bread


White Pasta

Processed Foods, like Chips

Sweet Bakery Products, like cakes and cookies

Soft Drinks

Processed Refined Grains, like white rice


Jellies and Jams



Recommended Product: This book is a quick reference guide to eating the right kind of calories. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health