A carbohydrate is an organic compound such as sugars, starches, celluloses and gums, that occurs in living tissues and food. It is important for nutrition since it can be broken down into energy by people or animals.
Carbohydrates are divided into four groups:
Complex carbohydrates are more nutritious than simple carbohydrates. Knowing type type of carbohydrate and the foods that contain that carbohydrate can improve your energy levels and your nutrition.