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Carbohydrates and sugars
Carbohydrates are technically hydrates of carbon and include hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms. They can be classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, or polysaccharides depending on how many sugar molecules they contain. The primary function of carbohydrates in the body is to provide and/or store fuel. 
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