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15 Role of Carbohydrates • Energy source - main function – must maintain limited glycogen stores - especially athletes – excess intake is converted to fat • Protein sparing - when glucose low - protein converted to glucose to fuel brain metabolism • Metabolic Primer - carbohydrates needed for fat metabolism – maintain levels of reaction intermediates
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Unformatted text preview: • Industrial processing of Carbohydrates – strips away nutrients and bran • leaves only starch - calories without other nutrients – unrefined - whole grains • retains fiber, vitamins and minerals • Recommend brown rice, whole grain pastas and whole grain breads...
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