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Carbohydrates; Functions in the Body and Amounts in Foods

Functions of carbohydrates in the body There are two types of carbohydrates: digestible and indigestible. The body provides energy from digestible carbohydrates. Indigestible carbohydrates, known as dietary fiber, do not give energy to the body but positively affect digestion. In short, carbohydrates have three main functions in the body. First, it is the body’s primary source of energy. Secondly, it is used as a building…