I love food, carbs the lot...but, I did read something that the Paleo-eaters (?) might find of interest.
I cannot locate the link, or exact info at present because it's on another comp
but, anyway, the gist of it was/is that carbohydrates cause the proliferation of bad bacteria within the gut whereas proteins do not do so; that's not to say that the article (that I'm referring to) suggests no carbs, more a reduction, I reckon.
When I get the link, I'll post a copy of the actual wording, but bascially, the above sums it up; it's always nice to be able to make decisions based on knowledge, even if that knowledge alters due to more research and even if we fly in the face of it...because we're spudaholics, like myself. Carbs, however, in most studies also seem to be based around the refined carbs and the excess of cakes and such and the writers erroneously expect people to automatically understand that point whereas we don't since we see carbs as carbs, IMO.