Energy and the Role of Carbohydrates


Course Overview

The nutrients our bodies use fall into two major categories: macronutrients and micronutrients. In this course, you will learn about carbohydrates—macronutrients that comprise the majority of all calories we consume. You will explore why we need to eat carbohydrates, how their energy is transformed and stored in our bodies as glucose, and how diseases like diabetes can be managed by regulating the intake of carbohydrates and the expenditure of energy.
  • Nutrition, health, and wellness professionals looking to gain a stronger understanding of the science of nutrition
  • Fitness and sports professionals, including personal trainers and athletic coaches
  • Anyone interested in personal wellness and living a healthier life
  • Anyone interested in nutrition, weight loss, diet, and exercise