Despite what past diet fads may have led us to believe, carbohydrates are our bodies’ preferred source of energy. All carbohydrates share the same fate of being broken down into sugars that are used to fuel your brain and body. What’s the difference then between simple and complex carbohydrates? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
After digestion, glucose travels throughout the body in the blood stream. It enters all of our cells with the help of a hormone called insulin: insulin picks up the glucose and carries it into each cell, like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold.