Graham, Robbie, Xavier
How does your body use this nutrient?
Does the nutrient provide energy? If so, how much?
Yes they provide energy it depends how much you eat.
Each gram of Carbs gives you 4 calories.
What happens if your body does not have enough (deficiency) of the nutrient?
What happens if your body has too much (excess) of the nutrient?
The carbs are broken down into glucose (sugar) and is put into the bloodstream but when the Pancreas can't make insulin fast enough your body starts to do things wrong.
What are the health benefits with this nutrient?
Carbs can boost your mood
Prevent Weight Gain
Healthy Carbs are good for your heart
They can keep your memory sharp
Different Types of Carbs
All simple carbohydrates are made of just one or two sugar molecules. They are the fastest source of energy, as they are very quickly digested.
Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains. Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as peas, beans, whole grains, and vegetables
Both Carbohydrates are turned into glucose and are used in the body for energy