Carbohydrates are the sugars, fibers and starches that are found in grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
Carbohydrates are important for two functions in your body. These functions would be energy and digestion. Most types of carbohydrates, such as starch and sugar, break down into glucose, which is the simplest form of carbohydrate and your body’s main source of energy. Fiber, another type of carbohydrate, is important for digestion. Fiber doesn’t break down into glucose. Most foods in your diet provide some carbohydrates. Processed foods often lack in fiber.