Carbohydrates Series Introduction

We’ve been working with a medical doctor who has a special interest in diet and nutrition to write a short educational series on nutrition basics as we believe it’s always good to understand how food works!

CARBOHYDRATES – what exactly are carbs?

There are lots of different terms used to describe them and this can get quite confusing… so here we will break it down for you. 

To start with, there are 3 types of carbs and we will look at these one at a time over the next 3 short posts

1. Sugars

Sugars are simple molecules that burn easily and rapidly to provide fuel.

2. Starches

These are complex carbs and consist of long chains of sugars. Starches are digested and broken down in the intestines into the simple glucose molecules. This process of digestion leads to a slower release of the fuel in the carb.

3. Fibre

These are the indigestible carbs.

Stay tuned for our next post on SUGARS.