Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets
When almond bread breaks down in your body do the carbohydrates turn into sugar?
Does bread turn to sugar?
Answer Yes, bread can turn to sugar and it can also turn into fat. Here's how it works: all foods are made of protein, fat or carbohydrates. Bread and sugar are both carbohydrates except that the structure of sugar is very simple and the structure of bread is very complex. When we eat sugar, the stomach sends it to our bodies either to store as fat or to be used as energy. When we eat bread, the stomach must break its complex structure into smaller pieces, so small that it becomes the same simple structure as sugar. The advantage of complex carbohydrates like bread is that the sugar enters the body slowly as the stomach breaks it into smaller structures. When we eat sugar, it all gets dumped into the bloodstream and does not sustain energy.
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Are an inexpensive and widely available source of energy for our bodies?
Carbohydrates. Carbs are converted to sugar in the body, and the sugar is the primary energy source. Carbohydrates are the primary components of wheat, corn, potatoes, and some beans. We grind the wheat into flour and bake the flour into bread, so bread, pasta, cake, and any related foods are loaded with carbohydrates. But too much of anything is bad, and excess carbohydrates can be a cause of obesity. Remember, carbs are metabolized into sugar in the body. So you need a balance of carbohydrates and protein (meat, eggs, milk, cheese) to really be healthy.