Carbs are good, carbs are bad, which is it?!
Carbs. To eat or not to eat.
By Esteal Streaker / March 17, 2019
In my last blog, I talked about how proteins participate in three important body processes: production of energy, repair and growth, and homeostasis (balance between what’s inside and outside our cells).
How do carbohydrates play into this picture?
Are they good or bad?
Let me shed some light on the puzzle.
The digestion (breaking down) of carbohydrates begins in your mouth. Your saliva provides moisture, and your body makes a digestive enzyme called amylase which begins to break down the carbohydrates before it ever gets to your stomach. From there, carbohydrate digestion continues a little in the stomach, and a lot in the small intestine.