Notes10-17 - GKIN Notes 10/17 Carbohydrates: An Ideal...

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GKIN Notes 10/17 Carbohydrates: An Ideal Source of Energy -Body’s preferred fuel source, some cells use only carbohydrates for fuel -Broken down and stored during digestion Test Question: Endurance Athletes need to consume additional Carbohydrates+During high intensity exercise your muscles get most of energy from carbohydrates -Simple carbohydrates contain one or two sugar units in each molecule -Complex carbohydrates consist of chains of many sugar molecules Good Source of Carbohydrates: Starches, Vegetables -Whole Grains = Refined carbohydrates usually retain all the calories of a whole grain but lose many of the nutrients (Higher in fiber and vitamins and minerals) Recommended Carbohydrate Intake -Adequate daily intake of carbohydrates = 130 grams -Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range = 45-65% of total daily calories as carbohydrate -Limit intake of added sugars -Increase consumption of unrefined grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes Vitamins: Organic Micronutrients -Four vitamins are fat-soluble (A,D,E, and K)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GCOMM 123 taught by Professor Smitherman during the Fall '07 term at James Madison University.

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Notes10-17 - GKIN Notes 10/17 Carbohydrates: An Ideal...

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