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What is a Carbohydrate?

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Updated June 21, 2014

What is a Carbohydrate?
ADAM 2002
Question: What is a Carbohydrate?
Answer:

Carbohydrates include foods composed of starches, sugar and/or fiber. They are the most common source of energy found in food. Most carbohydrates break down into glucose (a specific type of sugar).

Examples of carbohydrates are: table sugar, fruit, milk, grains and vegetables.

Proteins and fats make up the other two main sources of energy. They do not break down into glucose.

Source:

"Carbohydrates." Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source. 2006. Harvard School of Public Health. 29 Nov 2006

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