Carbohydrates. What comes to your mind when you read that? This nutrient receives an undeservedly negative reputation through no fault of its own. They’re so misunderstood.
Many people avoid them. They have the idea they’re bad. They’re not. Nearly 100 percent of carbs break down to glucose in the body. That’s a good thing because glucose gives us energy. All macronutrients—carbs, fats, proteins—give us energy because they have calories. Carbs though are very efficient at providing fuel—glucose, needed by every cell. And it’s the preferred energy source for our brain, central nervous system, and red blood cells. Continue reading