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Carbohydrates

Read about why carbohydrates are important to the body and how they fit in a healthy diet. Explore types of carbs and examples of high carb and low carb foods.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Grains are a source of carbohydrates in the diet. Read more about the grains group, and learn why it is important to make half of your grains whole.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

Read basic, factual information on carbohydrates. Topics covered include complex and simple carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

Find the latest news, plus links to overviews, clinical trials and research related to dietary carbohydrates. 

Oklahoma State University Extension

Read this fact sheet on carbohydrates to discover their role in the body and how many to eat in a day.