One Type of Macromolecule
Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for your body. They are the fuel for all of the functions performed by the body including contraction of muscles, digestion of food and the proper working of the nervous system. Carbohydrates are also used for structural support. In plant cells the cell wall is made of the carbohydrate cellulose.
Many food are catagorized as carbohydrates including: pasta, bread, cereal, potatoes, starchy vegetables and sweets. All carbohydrates break down into sugar once they are eaten.
Examples of Carbohydrates
Elements Making Up Carbohydrates
Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen