All About Carbohydrates

The macronutrients, as we have learnt, are Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates.

This article will look at carbohydrates and provide you with a basic understanding of this macronutrient.

Unlike essential amino acids and fatty acids, there are no essential carbohydrates. This means we can obtain everything we need nutritionally from other food sources, so carbohydrates are not necessary to maintain life.

This has brought about much debate over the inclusion and requirement of carbohydrates in our daily diets and where they should fit into it. Some experts claim we do not need them in our diets, while others suggest they should not be excluded.

I hope you find the article interesting and it gives you a basic knowledge of carbohydrates and how our body uses them.


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