How our body uses carbohydrates?


HOW OUR BODY USES CARBOHYDRATES?


•    Carbohydrates consumed by us are broken into simple sugars in our digestive system which are passed into the blood stream.

•    As the sugar level rises in the blood, it moves into the cells where it can be stored as a source of energy.

•    The carbohydrates in some foods cause the blood sugar level to rise faster than others.

 

Fats:

•    Fat is a major component in food.

•    Some foods including fruits and vegetables have almost no fat.

•    Other foods may have plenty of fat.

•    They include nuts, oil, butter, and meat like beef.

•    Children especially need certain amount of fat in their diets for the proper development of brain and nervous system.

•    There are two major types of fats:

 

Saturated Fats:

  1. These fats are found in meat and other animal products such as butter, cheese and all types of milk except skimmed milk.
  2. Saturated fats are normally solid at room temperature.

 

Unsaturated Fats:

  1. These fats are found in plant foods.
  2. The best of unsaturated fats are found in olive oil, peanut oil, etc.
  3. Unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature.