Carbohydrates

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Many people call them carbs. Carbs of carbohydrates are sugars found in potatoes, pasta, and sodas.
There are three types of carbohydrates;
monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides.


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Monosaccharides are simple sugars found in things like fruit and honey.

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Disaccharides are compounded sugars. An example of this are the sugars found in milk.

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Polysaccharides are the third form of carbohydrates. They are densely concentrated amounts of simple sugars. They are found in things like potatoes, corn, and yams.

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Many people eat lots of carbs before sporting events because they are a good source of energy.

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These carbs are important to plants and their structure because they are strong molecules. It is used for plant structures such as stems, leaves, and wood.

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This strength is why wood is used to build houses. However, wood can't be digested as food for people or animals.


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Vegetables, whole grains , beans, and fruits have fiber which keep our digestive system healthy.

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Everyday your body needs many different nutrients to keep healthy. A guide to good nutrition is the My Plate chart, it can help you choose what how how much to eat from each food group to get the nutrients you need.

Can you point to a grain, fruit, or vegetables that has lots of carbohydrates?

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Let's build a balanced food plate together. When I point to the name of a food group, point to that type of food.

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