Role of Carbohydrates in Exercise and Physical Performance

Role of Carbohydrates in Exercise and Physical Performance

A carbohydrate is a biological molecule consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms, usually with a hydrogen-oxygen atom ratio of 2:1, as in water. The four classes of biomolecules are carbohydrates, proteins, nucleotides, and lipids. Carbohydrates are the most abundant of the four. Also known as “carbs” or saccharides carbohydrates play many roles in living organisms, including energy transportation. They …