July 11, 2017
Should you eat starch?
Starch is a carbohydrate, and carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose. Think of glucose as the petrol, the fuel of your brain. It’s used by your body to drive and energise your cells, tissues and organs. “Although your body can derive energy from both fats and protein, the metabolic processes are more taxing, so wherever possible, your body will choose glucose as its first source of fuel,” explains Lee-Anne McHarry, a consultant dietician from Cape Town. Now of course, we all know that in recent years, carbs have…Read More