Survey finds much confusion about low-carb diets
Although low-carb information seems to be everywhere, a new survey finds a lot of people interested in healthy eating don't even know what a carb is. A study designed by eDiets-dot-com to measure low-carb knowledge found that nearly a quarter of the respondents to the survey think a carb is a by-product of fat metabolism. Actually, carbs are organic compounds that supply body energy. More than a-third of those asked about the makeup of a meal consisting of a hamburger, fries and a medium soft drink said it has 500 carbs. Almost as many believed it has 200 carbs. The correct answer, given by only 19 percent, is 150 carbs.