LESSONS

Carbohydrates

Lesson 2_page 4Carbohydrates are made up of individual sugar units. They help fuel the body for daily activities and supply energy for the body’s functions. Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel by the brain, nervous system and red blood cells.

Carbohydrates are grouped based on the number of sugar units and how they are connected. The two main categories of carbohydrates are simple and complex.