Let's Find Out! Good Health: What Are Carbohydrates?, 1st Edition

  • Daniel E. Harmon
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  • ISBN-10: 1538302934
  • ISBN-13: 9781538302934
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Carbohydrates are the body's primary energy providers. Written for young children, this book discusses the main forms of carbs, how they are created, and why they are important. It explains the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates and between monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. It details how carbs are broken down in the digestive system into units small enough to be distributed through the bloodstream, absorbed by cells, and converted into energy. Other subjects investigated are carb "loading," major and minor health problems caused by carbs, and the importance of managing the consumption of different types of carbohydrates.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What are Carbohydrates?.
2: How Carbohydrates are Created.
3: Why Carbs are Important.
4: Simple and Complex Carbohydrates.
5: Three Categories of Carbohydrates.
6: Carbohydrates and Digestion.
7: Healthy Carbs for Children.
8: Low-Carb Diets.
9: “Loading” Carbohydrates.
10: Problems Caused by Carbs.
11: Carbohydrates and Dental Health.
12: Managing Carbs.
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