"Rice is also a good choice for most people. It is a 'cultural' carbohydrate that has been around in our evolutionary chain for thousands of years and is less problematic than other grains that cause food allergies (gluten, celiac disease) and digestive disorders (sugar alcohol, lactose, high fructose corn syrup)."
"They are preferentially stored as liver glycogen..."
"... starch is preferentialy stored as muscle glycogen (which is what we want as physique athletes)."
Uh yeah, glycogen in muscle is more readily available. This doesn't make starchy carbohydrates 'better', nor is anyone really going to be affected aesthetically and physically from an ENTIRE lifestyle diet that contains a few servings of fruit with the remainder carbohydrate allotment coming from grains, beans, tubers, and veggies.
I'm not surprised by this whole thing; after all, demonizing one thing and praising another is par for the course in fitness and nutrition writing and marketing for the past few decades.