Learners follow the path of a carbohydrate food from consumption through digestion to absorption into the bloodstream. In a matching exercise, students identify the main type of carbohydrate found in four different foods.
The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways. Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood explains.