What if you do not eat enough carbohydrates

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What if you do not eat enough carbohydrates? Glycogen and body fat are used for energy Glycogen stores are limited Body fat stores are unlimited, but brain and nerves cannot use fat as energy source When deprived over longer period, brain can use some
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Unformatted text preview: ketones for energy, but needs a minimum amount of glucose • Only source of glucose then is protein (dietary or own muscle tissue) – breakdown • Protein-sparing Effect – adequate carbohydrate can prevent breakdown of protein in the body....
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