the truth about carbs

The truth about carbs

‘Ah, the C word — carbs. Our love/hate relationship with all things carbohydrate can be traced far beyond Dr. Atkins and his vendetta against grain. On the one side, carbohydrates do a body good — they are crucial for giving us energy and getting us raring to go. “Our body breaks them down and turns them into sugar, or glucose, and then uses that, not only for immediate energy that is free flowing in our blood (hence why it elevates our blood sugar levels), but also for future use, where it’s stored in our muscles and liver (that’s where the idea of carbo-loading before a race comes into play),” explains Amy Shapiro, R.D., founder of Real Nutrition NYC.’


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