For a long time it has been believed that eating carbs in the evening is worse than eating them earlier in the day, or in the morning time.
However, a small study carried out by the BBC and Trust Me I'm a Doctor revealed that eating carbs in the evening might be quite alright as well.
The study involved healthy volunteers eating a fixed amount of carbs each day - vegetables, bread, pasta etc. - to see if their bodies responded better to consuming carbs in the morning or evening.
And the results were a bit surprising...
Blood glucose levels were monitored each day, and the results showed that glucose was lower in the evening (10.4 units) than in the morning time (15.9 units).
The study also showed that by going most of the day without consuming any carbs, your body will be better prepared to deal with a carb-rich meal.
According to the researchers, this happens naturally in the morning, because your body has had the entire night to prepare for it, so the effect is similar in the evening.
Therefore, after a few days of low-carb breakfasts and high-carb dinners your body becomes better at responding to a carb-rich meal in the evening.
Dr. Adam Collins from the University of Surrey is launching a larger study which will provide more answers to our carb questions.
In the meantime, Collins advises us not to worry too much about when to consume our daily dose of carbs, as long as we don't overload on them.