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4.5: Carbohydrates

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    • Contributed by Jennifer Draper, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, & Alan Titchenal
    • Faculty (Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Human Nutrition Program) at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Describe the different types of simple and complex carbohydrates
    • Describe the process of carbohydrate digestion and absorption
    • Describe the functions of carbohydrates in the body
    • Describe the body’s carbohydrate needs and how personal choices can lead to health benefits or consequences