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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareYour body does need carbohydrates, which are broken down into sugar in your body. This sugar is essential for your body to create energy to survive. However, it is not necessary to include sugary foods or added sugars in the diet in order for your body to make energy. A diet with adequate complex carbohydrates (from foods such as whole grains and legumes) as well as foods containing natural sugar (such as fruit and milk) will fulfill this role.