KIN110 Lec. 8 - Kinesiology 110 spring 2009 Lecture 8...

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Kinesiology 110 spring 2009 Barry Braun, PhD Lecture 8 questions 1. What are the 2 basic “categories” of carbohydrate? - Simple sugars and complex carbohydrates o Most common sugars are simple sugars Glucose Fructose o Simple sugars are easy to absorb because no need for digestion to a simpler form o So they tend to be absorbed quickly 2. Beside glucose and fructose, what are the other 2 simple sugars we mentioned and what are they “made of” Sucrose (complex) Fructose + glucose Lactose (complex) Glucose + galactose - In the diet, the only natural foods high in simple sugars are fruit and honey - From an evolutionary perspective, these foods were rare for most of human existence - They were seasonal, hard to find, and there was competition from other mammals, birds, etc. - The great majority of the simple sugars in the American diet come from processed foods o Candy, ice cream, sodas, juices, canned fruit, flavored milks and some breakfast cereal 3. What is a complex carbohydrate? What is the most common dietary complex CHO and what is it made of? -
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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KIN110 Lec. 8 - Kinesiology 110 spring 2009 Lecture 8...

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