Carbohydrates

Elements

  • Carbon
  • Hydrogen
  • Oxygen

Classification

Sugar

Starch

Fibre

  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Biscuits
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Cupcakes
  • Pasta
  • Bread (white)
  • Potatoes
  • Rice (white)
  • Rolls
  • Bran flakes
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Breakfast cereals

Functions

  • Provides energy for the body.
  • Extra carbohydrates are stored as fat which protects our organs and keeps the heat in our body.
  • The fibre in Carbohydrates helps in the digestion of food.