These are the compounds and are made up of three elements including carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the proportion of hydrogen and oxygen is the same in water. The word carbohydrates mean that the ‘hydrates of carbon’. Glucose, sucrose, and starch are the examples of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates produce energy when they are oxidized in the body.
Types of Carbohydrates:
There are three types of carbohydrates such as Cellulose, Starch, and Sugar. Out of these, Cellulose is not digested by our body because our body does not have enzymes to digest cellulose