🔹Macronutrients: Carbohydrates: Simple vs. Complex🔹.
✅Main source of energy for the body in form of glucose.
✅What’s in a Carb? Carbs are made up of fiber, starch, and sugars.
•Diet consists of 35-50%.
•1 gram = 4 calories.
1. Simple Carbs: are sugars. While some of these occur naturally in milk, most of the simple carbs in the American diet are added to foods. Common simple carbs:
* raw sugar.
* brown sugar.
* corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup.
* glucose, fructose, and sucrose.
* fruit juice concentrate.
2. Complex Carbs: Key to long term health. Contain more nutrients than simple carbs, higher in fiber and digest more slowly. This also makes them more filling, which means they’re a good option for weight control. Ideal for people with type 2 diabetes because they help manage post-meal blood sugar spikes.
🔹Two types: .
A. Fiber: promotes bowel regularity and helps to control cholesterol. Dietary fiber include:
* whole grains.
B. Starch: Starch is also found in some of the same foods as fiber. The difference is certain foods are considered more starchy than fibrous, such as potatoes. Other high-starch foods are:
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