Updated: 2/14/2021

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  • Hi everyone! I am Carbohydrates and I would like to introduce to you my important function in the humans body and my structure.
  • I serve several key functions in humans body. I provide them with energy for daily tasks and are the primary fuel source for their brain’s high energy demands. Fiber a special type of carb that helps promote good degistive health and may lower their risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • I am “hydrates of carbon” and I have the generic structure of C(n)H(2n)O(n). A single sugar unit is a monosaccharide. These can consist of 3-carbon moieties (triose), 4-carbon units (tetrose), 5-carbon moieties (pentose), and 6-carbon moieties (hexose).