Whole Foods

Carbs : The Bottom Line

Carbs : The Bottom Line
You should eat them.

Carbohydrates spare protein so that protein can concentrate on building, repairing, and maintaining body tissues instead of being used up as an energy source.

Carbohydrates must be present for fat to be metabolized properly. If there aren’t enough carbohydrates, large amounts of fat are used for energy. (Why do people love to go on Carb-Free diets? It is a terrible idea.) The body is not able to handle this large amount so quickly, so it accumulates ketone bodies, which make the body acidic. This causes a condition called ketosis.