By. Jessica Lee
Carbohydrates are organic compounds with a structure that consists of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen with a ratio of hydrogen twice that of carbon and oxygen. It include sugars, starches, cellulose and many other compounds found in living organisms. In their basic form, carbohydrates are simple sugars.
- Building Block: Monosaccharide (Simple Sugar)
- Providing energy and regulation of blood glucose.
- Sparing the use of proteins for energy.
- Breakdown of fatty acids and preventing ketosis.
- Biological recognition processes.
- Flavor and sweeteners.
- Dietary fiber.
- Fruits/100% juice
- Sports Drinks