Digestion is the process by which our body breaks down the foods we eat to provide obtain its energy, essential nutrients and other chemicals that are critical for life. Understanding the digestive process will help you evaluate the myriad of nutrition claims we are confronted with every day.
Our body makes energy from the carbohydrate we eat and drink. Glucose is our body’s preferred energy source, but fatty acids provide an alternative energy source when needed. This forum will explore deeper several topics related to digestion and carbohydrate.Mike was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He is feeling good and has not noticed any changes in his health. Sam, his twin, has not been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They both like the same activities and foods. Mike does not understand why he has diabetes, but his brother does not and why he has not had any noticeable symptoms. How would you explain this to him?