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Carbohydrates - An Important Source Of Energy

Nutrition in the form of CarbsCarbs are often referred to as simple or complex. Simple are a form of sugar and complex come from starchy foods. Complex carbs are broken down into two types refined and unrefined - both are a good source of energy. Confused - well let's break it down a bit!

Benefits Of Carbs - The Scientific Bit:

* Carbs are converted to glucose for immediate energy and glycogen for reserve energy

* They are the main source of energy for all body functions and muscular exertion

* The brain and nervous system rely purely upon glucose produced from carbs


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