Chapter 13 – “Base your meals on starchy foods”

What are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are organic molecules in which carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are bonded together in the ratio Cx(H2O)y, where x and y are whole numbers that differ for different carbohydrates. The body will break down carbohydrates into their simplest form, which is carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in the ratio of 1:2:1 respectively. Carbohydrates are broken down during the proc...


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