Carbohydrates

Nick Clark

Functions

  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

http://www.sparknotes.com/health/carbohydrates/section2.rhtml

Examples

1Dried Fruit

2Flour, Cakes, and Cookies
3Potatoes

4Sweet Pickles, Sauces, and Salad Dressings

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-highest-in-carbohydrates.php

Reasoning

i think it is the most important nutrient because with out it we would have no energy so then we would have no way to work of all of our fat. also if we didn't have it there would be nothing to manage our glucose and then we would all die. therfor carbohydrates are the most needed nutrient.