Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets

How does the body use carbohydrate?

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Answered 2012-09-12 17:50:49

For energy

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Why body mostly use carbohydrate as a source of energy?

Because tht has the highest source of energy

Why must you digest starch before you can use it for energy?

Your body cannot use starch because it is a complex carbohydrate. It must be broken down into shorter carbohydrate strings before being converted into energy

What percentage of your body mass is carbohydrate?

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What is the primary form of carbohydrate in the body?

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it is used if you use up the carbohydrate content in your body as a source of energy before it starts to use the protein content and makes you weak

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What is the definition of carbohydrate intolerance?

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What does the body do with carbohydrate?

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What is the carbohydrate that circulates in your body and provides energy for your cells?

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What is carbohydrates known as in the body?

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Where and in what form does the body store carbohydrates?

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