Carbohydrates

What are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates, or carbs, are sugar molecules. Along with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of three main nutrients found in foods and drinks.

Your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose. Glucose, or blood sugar, is the main source of energy for your body's cells, tissues, and organs. Glucose can be used immediately or stored in the liver and muscles for later use.

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  1. Carbohydrates (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates, or carbs, are sugar molecules. Along with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of three main nutrients found in ...
  2. Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system (enzymes) ... metabolic disorder, something goes wrong with this process. Carbohydrate metabolism disorders are a group of metabolic disorders. ...
  3. Carbohydrates are one of the main nutrients in our diet. They help provide energy for our body. There are three main types of carbohydrates found in foods: sugars, starches, and fiber . People ...
  4. Many foods contain carbohydrates (carbs), including: Fruit and fruit juice Cereal, bread, pasta, and rice Milk and milk products, soy milk Beans, legumes, ...
  5. Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains. Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as peas, beans, ...
  6. Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Simple carbohydrates are found naturally in foods such as fruits, ...
  7. Carbohydrate-Loading Diet (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Sports Fitness/Related Issues ... Sports Fitness ... Carbohydrates/Related Issues ... Carbohydrates ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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  9. Carbohydrates (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    carbohydrates function, definition of carbohydratescomplex carbohydrates, carbs in sugar ... What is the definition of carbohydrates? Read about carbohydrates' function, the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, what carbs do, and more.
  10. Carbohydrates (Boston Children's Hospital)  
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