Carbohydrate counting or “carb counting” is a meal planning technique for managing your blood glucose level. It helps you to keep track of your carbs consumption. The best way to keep a track is by limiting your carbs intake during a meal and with the right amount of physical activity and medicine.
- When we eat carbs, they are broken down into glucose, the source of energy for the body.
- Once glucose enters the bloodstream, it causes a rise in blood sugar levels.
- This results in the release of a hormone called insulin, which promotes the transfer of the glucose into the cells for metabolizing or storage.
- The quick insulin response minimizes the spikes in blood sugar levels, which can be harmful.