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How do carbohydrates affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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 delivery in your cells. Your body can either use the glucose right away or hide it away in the muscles and liver until you need it.

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