The Eatwell Plate advises a third of what we eat should be fruit and vegetables. The major macronutrient of these foods is carbohydrate (fructose and glucose). Another third of our recommended intake is starchy carbohydrate. As the group name implies, the major macronutrient for this food group is also carbohydrate (starch = glucose).
So, whilst we are advised to cut down on sugar in the purple group, we are advised that over two thirds of what we eat should be carbohydrate?