Main definitions of carb in English

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carb1

noun

Pronunciation:

carb

/kɑːb/

Main definitions of carb in English

: carb1carb2

carb2

noun

  • Dietary carbohydrates.

    ‘all of our products are naturally low in carbs’
    [as modifier] ‘consumers are really watching their carb intake’
    • ‘I made the most of every calorie I consumed; everything was nutritious and full of fiber, protein and carbs.’
    • ‘It has 30 percent fewer carbs and higher protein than russet potatoes (the biggest selling variety in the United States).’
    • ‘Most Americans eat less than one serving a day of whole-grain products, which are loaded with fiber, carbs, vitamins and minerals.’
    • ‘They were given either a placebo beverage, a carbohydrate solution or a carb / protein solution before and during the workouts.’
    • ‘Yet, eating refined carbs with protein and fat buffers this insulin response.’
    • ‘The bars are low in fat, with a moderate amount of protein and carbs and make a handy meal replacement, or can be eaten before sustained and intense mental activity.’
    • ‘What you're looking for is a ready-to-drink protein shake that's high in figure-friendly protein, low in carbs, and low in fat.’
    • ‘In our experience, no balancing of fats, carbs, and proteins will overcome the simple mathematics of overeating and not exercising.’
    • ‘When we eat carbs, the glucose released into our bloodstream raises our blood-sugar, and sometimes gives us a blood-sugar rush.’
    • ‘We are going to see if I can ‘health up’ by going macrobiotic - which is really sort of freaking me out because I have been ms. low carb/no carb for about a year.’
    • ‘I want to model my cooking after the Lake Austin spa cuisine, including the right balance of carbs, protein and fat - not to mention portion size!’
    • ‘To keep blood sugar levels stable, include some protein, carbs and fats in each meal, and remember to have snacks.’
    • ‘There is little metabolic advantage to manipulating the ratio of protein to carbs.’
    • ‘No magic numbers, fancy formulas or special percentages of carbs, fats and proteins are necessary to reap the benefits of a smart lower-carb diet.’
    • ‘The combination of protein, carbs and fat provides satiety so you stay full longer.’
    • ‘Cutting back on carbs can cut down cholesterol levels too.’
    • ‘You're probably already aware that if you're looking to support your fat-loss goals, following a diet that's high in protein and low in carbs is a great approach.’
    • ‘It offers a blend of healthy protein and energizing carbs, along with 19 essential vitamins and minerals.’
    • ‘The only diet experts recommend is the sensible one: you know, protein, healthy carbs, low in fat, sugar and alcohol, high in fruit, veg and essential oils.’
    • ‘Edamame, or soybeans, contain a balance of carbs, protein, and good fat, so your body burns them slowly and you avoid an afternoon slump.’

Origin

1980s: short for carbohydrate.

Pronunciation:

carb

/kɑːb/