Carbohydrates, diet, nutrition, dietitian, nutritionist, Sydney. Your body uses carbohydrates (carbs) to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy and helps keep everything going.
Carbohydrates and diabetes It is common knowledge that carbohydrate foods affect our blood sugar levels. To explain this further, it is important to first understand carbohydrates. The carbohydrate food group includes fruits, breads and cereals, rice, pasta, lentils, certain starchy vegetables like potato and corn, and dairy. When we eat carbohydrate-containing foods our pancreas secretes the insulin hormone. This takes the glucose from … [Read more...]