Not too long ago, carbohydrates were supposed to be the foundation of your daily meal plan (remember the food pyramid?). Then somewhere along the line, carb became a four-letter word.

In reality, though, carbs aren't so evil.The kind of carbs to avoid are either processed carbs, which have had their nutrients stripped away during manufacturing, or the simple kind, that never had any nutrition in the first place.

The right carbs supply steady energy, keep blood sugar levels even, and help keep your mood up, too. A slice of whole-wheat bread -- which you probably think of as being particularly carby -- contains 13.6 carbs. But these five healthy foods actually have higher carbohydrate counts -- proof that you don't need to avoid them at all costs.

MORE: 5 Healthy Foods That Have More Fat Than a Doughnut

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