Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

What are they?

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients in our diet (fat and protein being the others). They exist in many forms and are mainly found in starchy foods such as bread, pasta, and rice, as well as in some beverages, e.g. fruit juices and sugar-sweetened drinks.

Carbohydrates represent the most important source of energy for the body, and are vital for a varied and balanced diet.


Fibre and starches

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Sugars

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