Phillip: Why do people say carbs are bad for you?
Megan: Too be clear, not all carbs are bad. Your body uses the glucose from carbs for energy production, however, an excess of carbs that are not used for this energy then get stored as fat. The sugar (glucose) in carbs gets broken down into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream. Suddenly the spike in sugar raises your blood sugar level but soon crashes later. You want to focus on complex carbs with more fiber that don’t breakdown so quickly and enter the bloodstream. This allows the body to better pace energy expenditure allocated through these carbs. Focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and less packaged products.