The Run-Down on Carbs


Although they get a bad reputation thanks to trendy diets, carbohydrates are not unhealthy. In fact, carbs are one of the basic food groups and are an important part to any well-balanced diet and a healthy life.   The Function of Carbohydrates Carbs are our body's primary source of energy. When we eat carbohydrates, our body breaks them down into a simple sugar known as glucose. From there, the mitochondria in our cells use this glucose to produce ATP, which our body needs for energy.   The Three Types of Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can come in many forms. They are found in [...]