Diet and Calories
How does the nutrient affect the body?
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats all provide energy to the
body in the form of calories. These nutrients are released from foods
during digestion. Then they are absorbed into the blood stream and
changed to glucose, which is another name for blood sugar. Glucose
is what the body actually uses as energy. Energy that the body does
not need right away gets stored. Some is stored as fat. The rest is
stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen, which is the stored form
of glucose. The body can use these stores at a later time for energy.