Carbohydrate

Nutrient

Carbohydrates function as your body's main source of energy. Avoid opting for a low-carb or zero-carb diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are carbohydrates?

Also known as sugar molecules, carbohydrates are one of the three most important nutrients found in foods and drinks. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose by our body, which is the main source of energy for the body's cells, tissues, and organs. Glucose can be used right away or stored for later use in the liver and muscles.

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Why are carbohydrates important?

"Carbohydrates provide energy to the body and are a wonderful source of several vitamins and minerals. However, not all carbohydrates are the same," says Donna Logan, RD, a registered dietitian at Houston's University of Texas Medical School.

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Which foods that contain carbohydrates in excess?

Starchy vegetables, Beans and Legumes, Whole grains, etc. contain carbohydrates in excess.

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What are tips to avoid overconsumption of carbohydrates?

Here are some tips or steps to avoid overconsumption of carbohydrates Reduce the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, Focus more on the intake of non-starchy vegetables, etc.

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