Carbohydrates

contain sugar, starch, and cellulose By: Terra Rogers

Reasons Why?

I believe Carbohydrates are the most essential nutrient. They are key for a persons maximum energy, speed, stamina, concentration, recovery and better fluid balance. Carbs are especially important for athletes and active individuals because they are the main source of fuel for your body. Without Carbohydrates our body wouldn't be able to run properly.

Functions

Immediate Energy- Carbohydrates provide cells with there immediate energy. When you consume carbs they are broken down into monosaccaharide units and absorbed into the bloodstream.


Digestive Regulation- Critaical to proper digestive tract function. Helps your gut move food along at a regular rate, which preveents constipation.


Body Temperature- Carbohydrates change to the fact if toom much are taken this helps us to keep us warm whe the surrondings are cold.


Hydration- Carbs help to keep your body hydrated and active.

Examples...

-Dried Fruit

-Cereals

-Jams & Preserves

-Potatoes

-Pasta

-Bread

Citations...

"Why Are Carbs Important?" ACTIVE.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

"What Are the Three Important Functions of Carbohydrates in the Body?" LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 15 Apr. 2011. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Why Are Carbohydrates Important for Athletes? (n.d.): n. pag. Web.