Wellness

Refined Carbs Guide: Characteristics of Refined Carbohydrates

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Pasta, bread, rice, chips, and pizza are all popular foods, but sticking to a menu of only these high-starch foods doesn’t make a balanced diet. The body quickly converts these refined carbohydrates into simple sugars without absorbing many of the important nutrients that unprocessed carbohydrates carry.