Carbohydrates and Health
- Q Do carbohydrates cause weight gain?
Erin Palinski, Nutrition & DieteticsCarbohydrates are found in breads and grains as well as fruit, vegetables, and milk products. When we eat carbohydrates, the body stores them in the muscles and liver, which then converts them into glucose to fuel the brain. The common belief is that... Full Answer
- Q How is glycogen related to carbohydrates?
Glycogen refers to the state that carbohydrates take when they are in storage within your body. When you consume carbohydrates, your body will use the amount that it needs. Your body will store the surplus carbohydrates in your muscles and liver.... Full Answer
- Q How do carbohydrates affect the body?
When you eat carbohydrates, your body responds by breaking them into simple sugars called glucose. The glucose enters your blood stream where it delivers energy to cells. Insulin pushes the glucose through your blood stream to its point of... Full Answer