Carbs!!! By: Me

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are important to a healthy life.

Macronutrients are essential for proper body functioning, and the body requires large amounts of them. All macronutrients must be obtained through diet; the body cannot produce macronutrients on its own.

Carbohydrates were discovered to be energy to the body by Justus von Leibig in mid 1800.

Carbs are very large molecules made of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Some examples if carbs are potato, noodles/pasta, bread, crackers, cakes, flour, etc.

Not all carbs are bad for you: There are some carbohydrates that are just broken down sugar but there are others like complex carbohydrates that are actually really good for you. Not all carbohydrates are created equal.

Most carbs come from foods of the plant origin.

The four primary functions of carbohydrates in the body are to provide energy, store energy, build macromolecules, and spare protein and fat for other uses

Sources:http://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/an-introduction-to-nutrition/s08-03-the-functions-of-carbohydrates.html

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