Carbohydrates - Functions and Sources
Nutrient Digestion
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Carbohydrates are a major source of energy and should account for 50% to 60% of calories consumed each day.

• monosaccharides and disaccharides
• Sources: found in fruits (sucrose, glucose, fructose, pentose), milk (lactose), and soft drinks and sweets.
Complex Carbohydrates: • polysaccharides
• Sources: found in whole grain cereals, flour, bread, rice, corn, oats, potatoes, and legumes.