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Glossary of CARBOHYDRATES

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIMPLE & COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES?

SIMPLE CARBS PROVIDE QUICK BURSTS OF ENERGY

COMPLEX CARBS PROVIDE LONG LASTING ENERGY
CARBOHYDRATE EXCESSES
TOOTH DECAY
OBESITY & OTHER RELATED DISEASES
PREVENTION OF MINERAL ABSORPTION

HOW MUCH CARBOHYDRATE DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON NEED EACH DAY?

55 TO 65% OF TOTAL CALORIES SHOULD COME FROM CARBOHYDRATES


TYPES:

SIMPLE: SUGARS

COMPLEX: STARCHES & FIBERS

HOW MANY CALORIES PER GRAM OF CARBOHYDRATE?

4 CALORIES PER GRAM OF CARBOHYDRATE

CARBOHYDRATE OTHER FUNCTIONS

AIDS IN DIGESTION
HELPS OUR BODIES USE FAT

CARBOHYDRATE DEFICIENCIES

LACK OF ENERGY


SIMPLE SOURCES

HONEY
CANDY
COKES
TABLE SUGAR

COMPLEX SOURCES

WHOLE GRAINS
FRUITS
VEGETABLES

CARB0HYDRATE PRIMARY FUNCTION

ENERGY

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