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Carbohydrates

bowl of white rice
Rice has a lot of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are foods which give you energy. They are called carbohydrates because they are made of hydrocarbon molecules. Mostly they are either starches or sugars.

Sugar
Sugar also has a lot of carbohydrates

Some foods which have a lot of carbohydrates in them are fruit, oatmeal, bread, honey, sugar, rice, corn, millet, barley, noodles, and alcohols like wine and beer.

Look at the nutrition information on the boxes in your cupboards or in the store. Which foods have a lot of carbohydrates?
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Bibliography and further reading about carbohydrates:

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