Define Carbs (Carbohydrate)

Define: Carbs (Carbohydrate)

Carbs or Carbohydrates are a type of macronutrient found in certain foods and drinks. Sugars, starches, and fiber are all forms of carbs. Your body needs these macronutrients to stay healthy. Carbs are refers to one of the three macronutrients. The other two are fat and protein.

  • Half of your daily food intake should come from carbs. Although you should focus on eating healthy carbs and less refined carbs
  • Carbs provide fuel for our bodies
  • Low carb diets are among the most popular in the World. A low-carb diet limits carbs such as grains, starchy vegetables, and some high-sugar fruits. Instead of carbs, your diet focuses on foods high in protein and fat.

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Fats

The body uses fat as a fuel source which gives your body energy. There are all kinds of fats. Unsaturated fats are the good fats and saturated fats are the bad. You should consume these fats in moderation.

Protein

Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. They make up your hair, nails, bones, and muscles. Protein gives tissues and organs their shape and also helps organs to work efficiently.

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