Macronutrients 101: Facts About Carbohydrates

WHAT ARE CARBOHYDRATES? First, what are carbohydrates? They are the body’s preferred fuel source. This means when there are carbs around, our bodies want to use them for energy. These molecules are the easiest to convert into energy, over protein and fat. Our brains actually primarily run off of glucose, which is a form of carbohydrate!

FOOD SOURCES OF CARBOHYDRATES: - Grains - Potatoes - Rice - Pasta - Fruit - Candy - Pastries - Juice - Corn - Peas - Beans - and more!

OTHER TOPICS COVERED IN THE ARTICLE: - Simple vs complex carbohydrates - Fiber - How many carbs to consume in a day - And more!