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.
• 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: