Carbohydrates - week 3 powerpoint

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Carbohydrates
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What are Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are one of the body’s main energy sources Includes sugars and starches, or cellulose An organic compound found in food Carbohydrates can compromise 40-55% of calories in a healthy diet
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Types of Carbohydrates Simple Carbohydrates Complex Carbohydrates
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Simple Carbohydrates Found in fruits and dairy products Easily digested by the body Found in processed and refined foods Foods such as White sugar, Pasta, and White bread.
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Complex Carbohydrates Found in Vegetables, Cereals, Legumes, and Pasta. Take longer to digest Contain Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals Are a unrefined product.
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How sugars are broken down and used in the body
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Benefits of Carbohydrates Provides the body with energy Maintains sugar levels to a healthy level Foods contain a natural source of vitamins and minerals
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Hypoglycemia Low blood sugar Body’s inability to release glucose at a normal rate. Not a disease and commonly associated
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Unformatted text preview: with diabetes, or as an indicator to another illness. Hypoglycemic Symptoms and Causes Symptoms Cold sweats Confusion Convulsions Coma Double vision or blurry vision Causes Your body's sugar (glucose) is used up too quickly Glucose is released into the bloodstream too Treatment of Hypoglycemia Eat a healthy diet Avoid alcohol consumption Always keep a snack on hand for when symptoms occur Be aware of any triggers that might be the cause of a hypoglycemic occurrence Have any underlying conditions treated, or medications that may be a trigger changed to avoid on going problems References Cryer PE, et al. Evaluation and management of adult hypoglycemic disorders: An Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2009;94:7021 Thompson T, What are Carbohydrates: Nutritional Guide to Health, 2010....
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