Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates

  • Is a macronutrient
  • Made by green plants during photosynthesis
  • Made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
  • Sugars and starches are our main source of energy
  • Empty calories
  • The main function is to provide energy

Sources

  • Cereals and cereal products
  • Drinks 
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Potatoes and savoury snacks
  • Sugars, preservatives and confectionary
  • Meat and meat products
  • Milk and milk products
  • Fish and fish dishes

Function

  • Provides a source of energy as the carbohydrates are broken down into glucose
  • Carbohydrates acts as a protein sparer
  • Allows protein to be used as a primary function (growth and repair)

Deficiency

  • There isn't really a sign of deficiency 
  • Slows the digestive system
  • Slightly underweight
  • People who want to lose weight will follow a low

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