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CARBOHYDRATES

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Dietitians and nutritionists refer to weight loss and weight management, they often discuss the concept of metabolism in simple terms. But metabolism is actually a complex concept that refers to how cells acquire, transform, store and use energy. Carbohydrates undergo anabolism and catabolism, the two main processes of metabolism.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are macronutrients, and their main function is to provide energy. Carbs are classified as simple or complex. Simple carbohydrates digest rapidly, whereas complex carbohydrates digest slowly. All carbohydrates are broken down to glucose — or blood sugar, according to PubMed Health.

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Written by All About Fitness Group

September 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

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