143nutrition15 - Industrial processing of Carbohydrates...

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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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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course KIN 143 taught by Professor Asmundson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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