Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins: Importance and Functions

Define the place where the simple carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and starch molecules can be found and their roles in the human body.

Cells are built using three types of molecules: carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. These molecules are found in different quantities in the foods you eat. Some foods contain a lot of carbohydrates, others contain a lot of lipids or fats, and some have a high protein content. Explain in your own words the importance of each of the simple carbohydrates (i.e., monosaccharides), lipids (fats), proteins, and starch (i.e., a polysaccharide) molecules to the health of the human body. Discuss the function of each molecule as well as where it is found in our bodies.