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Role of Carbs

Different Types of Carbs and What Your Body Needs.

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Carbohydrates, found in foods like grains, fruits, beans, milk products and vegetables, are by far your body's favorite source of energy. Carbohydrates have six major functions within the body: providing energy and regulation of blood glucose,... more »Carbohydrates, found in foods like grains, fruits, beans, milk products and vegetables, are by far your body's favorite source of energy. Carbohydrates have six major functions within the body: 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. Carbohydrates not only serve nutritional functions, but are also thought to play important roles in cellular recognition processes. A deficiency of carbohydrates can lead to ketosis. 03-19-2015 1:13pm

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