Along with protein and fat, carbohydrates are one of the three main classifications of foods (macronutrients). A main source of energy for the body, carbs are mostly sugars and starches that the body breaks down to the simple sugar glucose to feed its cells. There are, on average, four calories per gram of carbohydrate. Carbs provide energy for muscle function and act as the primary fuel for the brain. Carbs like whole grains, fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber, so they help control appetite, slow digestion and improve heart health. Processed carbs, on the other hand, such as white breads, pastas and baked goods, provide little nutritional value and are converted quickly to sugar and easily stored as fat. Reading long articles about glycogen, insulin, and carbohydrate responses are productive. However, sometimes you can’t see the ‘forest’ due to all of the trees. Here in this video i explain how carbohydrates and exercise work together.