The Most Essential Nutrient

By; Justice Berry



Any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch etc.

F unctions for Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates have six major functions within the body:
  1. Providing energy and regulation of blood glucose
  2. Sparing the use of proteins for energy
  3. Breakdown of fatty acids and preventing ketosis
  4. Biological recognition processes
  5. Flavor and Sweeteners
  6. Dietary fiber

Example of carbohydrates





Fruit juice

(Foods w/ simple carbohydrates)

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My reasoning

why i had picked carbohydrates for the most important essential nutrient is because the regulation of blood glucose i guess you need that because its like insulin to regulate blood sugar and it breaksdown fatty acids and prevents ketosis. (ketosis-raised levels of ketone bodies in the body associating with abnormal fat,metabolism,and diabetes)and it seems like you don't need that soooooo.........yep and thats why i think carbohydrates are important