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Unformatted text preview: 5. What is the ?glycemic index?? (a pictorial description from lecture is included above) What are some factors that determine the glycemic index of a food? dietary CHO and health. blood sugar response to standard amount of CHO (50g) Pure glucose or white bread are ?reference food?=100 higher blood glucose response to a food, higher the G.I. 6. What is dietary fiber? what is the energy value of fiber? complex CHO insoluble- cellulose in cell walls. veggies and whole grains soluble fiber- fruit, beans, grains 7. Why can?t humans get energy by eating grass? because grass is mostly cellulose and the beta bonds are indigestible and cannot be used for energy....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08