Nutrition 101: Carbohydrates

 

What are Carbohydrates and Do We Need to Eat Them?

Carbohydrates are organic compounds found in our food in the form of starch and sugar. In their simplest form, carbohydrates break down to glucose. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies, and glucose is the essential nutrient of fuel for our brains.  We need to eat carbohydrates on a daily basis to support our brain and body...

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