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Description:This photograph depicts a two glass containers each filled with uncooked, carbohydrate-rich pasta. In the foreground sits a drinking glass, which is filled with spaghetti strands, and in the background, a small glass bowl can be seen filled with multi-colored rotini spiral-cut pasta.
Your body uses carbohydrates (carbs) to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy and helps keep everything going.

Your body can use glucose immediately or store it in your liver and muscles for when it is needed.

You can find carbohydrates in the following:

- Fruits

- Vegetables

- Breads, cereals, and other grains

- Milk and milk products

- Foods containing added sugars (e.g., cakes, cookies, and sugar-sweetened beverages).

Healthier foods higher in carbohydrates include ones that provide dietary fiber and whole grains as well as those without added sugars.

What about foods higher in carbohydrates such as sodas and candies that also contain added sugars? Those are the ones that add extra calories but not many nutrients to your diet.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Debora Cartagena
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity; Nutrition for Everyone: Carbohydrates
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