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Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar

2017-01-11T18:24:25+00:00 23 November, 2014|

When persons consume a nourishment containing carbohydrates, the digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the body-fluid. As blood sugar levels increase, the pancreas makes insulin, a hormone that prompts cells to absorb body-fluid sugar for energy or storage. As cells absorb blood sugar, grades in the bloodstream begin to drop. When this occurs, the pancreas start making glucagon, a hormone that signals the liver to start releasing stored sugar. This interplay of insulin and glucagon [...]

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