How Carbohydrates Fool the Body

With all the negative press that sugar and other carbohydrates get these days, it’s easy to forget that our bodies evolved to digest and use carbs in some very specific ways. So what do those sweet little molecules really do once they’re inside our systems? Though they once helped to kick-start seasonally smart eating behaviors, now that we can access abundant carbohydrates all year long, they can actually trick our bodies into less healthy patterns. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she breaks down the nutritional science of carbohydrates in this fascinating new video.

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