-Carbohydrates Carbohydrates benefit the body because they provide you with energy. There are Complex Carbohydrates and Simple Sugars.
2. Source of the Nutrient
-Foods that contain Carbohydrates:
Bread, Crackers, Pasta, Rice, Lollipops
-Amount needed daily:
-Alternate sources of Carbohydrates:
3. Benefits of Carbohydrates
-How it helps the body: Carbohydrates help the body by giving it energy to use. It makes you feel full when you eat foods that contain complex carbohydrates
4. Precautions including deficiencies or toxicity of the nutrient
Deficient carbohydrates can cause a lack of calories (malnutrition), or excessive intake of fats to make up the calories.
Excessive carbohydrates can cause an increase in the total caloric intake, causing obesity.
You can get malnutrition if you don’t eat enough or become obese if you have too much.
5. Summary Paragraph
Carbohydrates are a crucial nutrient for the body. There are dangers or negative side effects of having too little or too much carbohydrates. If you have too much carbohydrates then you can become obese. If you have too little carbohydrates then you can have malnutrition. Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient because without it you will not have any energy.