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Carbohydrates / Carbs

Carbohydrates (also called “carbs”) are one of the three big groups of macronutrients, which are nutrients that make up a large part of our diet, next to fat and proteins. Carbohydrates have 3 main functions: Providing energy, protecting against disease, and controlling weight. There are 3 different types of carbohydrates: Sugar, starch and fibre. They can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds.


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  2. Mayo Clinic. Carbohydrates: How carbs fit into a healthy diet. (accessed 31. July 2020)
  3. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Carbohydrates. (accessed 31. July 2020)

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