Need some clarification on the recent bad rap on carbs. Well, carbohydrates are necessary for energy. However, carbohydrates have taken a rather bad rap these days with the rising popularity of the low carb diets. Consuming carbohydrates may not be bad for everyone, including you. And it matters what type of carbs you are consuming. That’s why it is so important to be in the know about the different types of carbs available.