Substances composed of long chains of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon molecules. Sugar, starch, and cellulose are all carbohydrates. In the human body, carbohydrates play a major role in respiration; in plants, they are important in photosynthesis.
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Unlike sports beverages, coconut water is low in carbohydrates, while still rich in potassium.
The bottom line: Carbohydrates are neither good nor bad just by themselves.
Choosing the right kind of carbohydrates allows me to get the most out of my day.
The above-mentioned deluxe sandwich clocks in at 570 calories, 27 grams of fat, and 50 grams of carbohydrates.Why Mike Huckabee Says He Relishes Dispute Over Chick-Fil-A|Howard Kurtz|August 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The final ranking was based on calories, saturated fat, sodium, and carbohydrates for each dish.
In other words, the human body is an engine; protein keeps it in repair; fats and carbohydrates are the fuel to run it.
As has been said, all carbohydrates, from the standpoint of the characteristic groups which they contain, are aldehyde-alcohols.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The exclusion of the carbohydrates is of course not so strict.
That portion of the carbohydrates known as pentosans gives rise to furfuraldehyde, one of the important components of caffeol.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
I wish I could give them hypodermics of protein and carbohydrates.Outside Inn|Ethel M. Kelley