There was a time when fat was blamed for all health problems and the media turned it into a common enemy for those trying to lose weight. Now this crusade has shifted its focus to carbohydrates. There is a lot of hype about low carb diets to lose weight. But this is providing a skewed image to the public about carbohydrates. Yes they are not good for those who are trying to lose weight, but still they can’t eliminate it completely from their diet. For athletes and runners, carbohydrates are the most essential food. Even body builders need carbs along with proteins. The fact is that carbohydrates provide us with an immediate source of energy and when eaten in the right amount and in the right form, they do no harm. Here are 8 foods that are high in carbohydrates and should be part of your diet.