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What is Carbohydrate?

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM ​
March 13 , 2023 05:30 PM

Carbohydrates are a crucial source of energy for the body, and the brain in particular relies heavily on glucose, a type of sugar that is derived from carbohydrates, for fuel. However, not all carbohydrates are created equal, and some sources, such as refined sugars and processed foods, can contribute to health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease if consumed in excess. >> Download ProTips

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