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Carbohydrate Presentation Carbohydrate Presentation Ronda L. Brewer SCI/241 April 17, 2011 Jeremy Hawkins
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Carbohydrate Presentation A CARBOHYDRATE IS the ideal source where your body gets your energy from. Even though carbohydrates are good for your body too much of it can upset the delicate balance of your body’s blood sugar level which can result in fluctuation in energy and mood that leave you feeling irritated and even tired. It is also better for your body to have a balance of carbohydrates along with proteins with a little fat and fiber. The current advice for people is that we should get our energy needs from carbohydrates but that does not men to overdo yourselves because too much carbohydrates can lead to weight gain regardless of what food it is. On average the daily carbohydrates a woman need is 47.4 percent while men needs 48.5 percent. On the next slide there will be information on the two type of carbohydrates. Simple Carbohydrate * What is Simple Carbohydrates? * Where can you find it? Simple carbohydrates are the carbohydrates that break down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Simple carbohydrates are found in food such as fruits, milk, and sugar. They can also be found in processed and refined sugars such as candy, syrups and soft drinks, which also provides energy for the body but the thing with those items is that the item lacks vitamins, mineral and fiber. Even though many people would love to get their carbohydrates by eating cake all day, it better for your body to take in more carbohydrates from complex carbohydrates and naturally occurring sugars than processed or refined sugars because too much refines sugars are things that make you gain weight. Complex Carbohydrate
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Carbohydrate Presentation * What is complex carbohydrate? * Where can you find it? Complex carbohydrates also referred to as starch are the carbohydrates that provides your body not only with energy but also with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long complex chains. Food that you will find that contain complex carbohydrates are food such as peas, beans, whole grains and vegetables. Complex carbohydrates are different from simple carbohydrates because they contain natural starches. Other types of food that contain complex carbohydrates are brown rice, nuts and potatoes. How are sugars broken down and used in the body?
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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