There are three main forms of carbohydrate that most of us can easily recognize: starches, sugars, and fiber.

Unfortunately, many people have trouble recognizing what a carbohydrate is because they think of carbohydrates as only pasta and sweets. In reality, fruits and vegetables are also carbohydrates. An easy way to remember this is that “carbohydrates grow in the ground, and don’t move around.”

Although this may seem simplistic, the fact that fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates is a major revelation to many.

Watch this video to learn how to recognize carbohydrates