What dose the body use carbohydrates for?
During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose molecules which are then absorbed by red blood cells and use to fuel muscles.
Carbohydrates are the body's main source of fuel. Carbohydrates are easily used by the body for energy. All of the tissues and cells in our body can use glucose for energy. Carbohydrates are needed for the central nervous system, the kidneys, the brain, the muscles (including the heart) to function properly.