Carbology Class

Everything to know about Carbohydrates and helpful tips.

Why do we need Carbs?

Carbohydrates is like gas for our vehicles. It is our source of fuel and energy. Our body needs Carbs to function. So it is very important that you come on down to our class, and learns the facts that could lead to a healthier, better life.

Everyday, from 10:36 to 11:20 @ Coon Rapids-Bayard High School.

Our Anatomy and Physiology students are the brightest this country has to offer, along with their professor and phD. in Nuclear Medicine, Mrs. Kesselring. They work non-stop of solving problems across the world that are associated to Carbohydrates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does My Nutrient Do to Keep the Body Healthy?

  • Primary Source of energy
  • Regulate the amount of sugar circulating in your blood so your cells get energy as well.
  • Provides nutrients for healthy bacteria to help digest food.
  • Assist in your body's consumption of calcium.

How Much Should a Healthy Teenager Consumer?

  • Depends on body fat percentage and BMR.
  • On average, an active teen needs around 5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight.

How Can too Much of This Nutrient Cause Health Problems?

  • Carbs that are not used for energy are stored as fat, which can lead to obesity if you do not watch what you eat.
  • Increase in blood sugar level. This leads to your pancreas not secreting a hormone that enables body fat or carbs in your body to be burned as energy.
  • You can also become Insulin resistant.

How Can Too Little of This Nutrient Cause Health Problems?

  • If you do not get enough carbs, your body will turn to use up muscle as energy, which leads to muscle loss.
  • You also will be more tired, and can even faint from lack of energy.
Even the slightest exercise like walking or getting out of bed demands energy.

What Foods Provide Good Sources of This Nutrient?

  • Unhealthy Crabs: Cakes, Crackers, Sugars, dried fruit, cereal, chips, potatoes, and bread products
  • Healthy Carbs: Veggies, Fruits, Whole grains,

What Section of the Food Pyramid can This Nutrient Be Found?

  • At the bottom