Carbohydrates give the body energy. They are in many foods people eat each day. But some carbohydrates are healthier than others. This book uncovers the nutritional benefits of carbohydrates, how they interact with the body, and how to include them as part of a balanced diet. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.