The Importance of Carbohydrates: Functions & Impact of Deficiency


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When carbohydrate intake is low, which of the following is most likely to result?

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1. Ketones will most likely be present when?

2. Which is true of ketosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Carbohydrates serve an important purpose, and this quiz tests your ability to recognize why, as well as the role of other important nutrients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This carbohydrates quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the nutrient your body might break town if your carbohydrate intake is too low
  • Define ketones
  • Recall the condition when too many ketones are in the blood
  • Determine what is and is not a function of carbohydrates
  • Remember the dietary component that helps food pass through the digestive tract

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on why carbohydrates are important
  • Critical thinking - use information on carbohydrates to consider if something is or is not a function of carbohydrates
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define the term ketones
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've learned regarding the importance of carbohydrates

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson The Importance of Carbohydrates: Functions & Impacts of Deficiency. It covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the main role of carbohydrates
  • Examine the possible effects of a low-carb diet
  • Explore the relationship between carbohydrates and energy