Suns Out Guns Out: Carbohydrates Myth Buster

Natanel Sachmechi

People often say that any type of bread, pasta, or any carbs for that matter, will add fat to your body. This is an untrue statement or myth, I would rather say. People should not fear carbs! They do not add fat to your body!

Chemical compound for carbohydrates

The Science Behind Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates break down into glucose, or sugar, which the body uses for energy. The body doesn’t store carbs well, so they are used first when the body is looking for a source of energy. So, carbs themselves don’t equal fat and weight gain. However, continuous consumption of carbs that aren’t being burned off will lead to excess sugars in the body that then are stored as fat, which leads to weight gain. 

How to Burn off Carbs: Don’t worry, you can make these extra sugars go away either by doing simple exercises or by reducing your overall carb intake, so that your body will will take the stored sugar and use it to make energy.

The key is balance.  Carbs are not evil!  If eaten in moderation and paired with light exercise, carbs will not be stored as fat in your body, and will serve to energize you as you go about your day!