There are as many diets as there are people try in an effort to drop weight or eat healthier. Depending on the current fad, you may be advised to avoid all fats, avoid all carbs, or just survive on lemon water and celery sticks. For me, carbs are the hardest things to give up. Pastas and breads are my lifeblood, and a meal without a carb leaves me unsatisfied. But, carbs don't always make your body feel great (even though they taste so good in your mouth.) In fact, there are some things you never realize happen to your body after you eat carbs.
But, what are carbs anyway? According to the website Live Science, carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers that are found in grains, fruits, veggies, and dairy foods. Carbs are one of the three macronutrients, along with proteins and fats, that provide your body with energy. They tend to get a bad rap, especially since low-carb diets often result in visible weight loss. The other problem with carbs, as Steady Health noted, is that it's easy to overindulge on starchy carbs such as bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta. People are way less likely to binge eat salads than they are French fries. But, it comes at a price.
Here are some things you never realize are happening to your body after you eat carbs.