CHO 2 notes

CHO 2 notes - Carbohydrates and Health Sugar Fiber High...

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Carbohydrates and Health Sugar High sugar intake may be low in nutrients High sugar intake promotes tooth decay Frequency of intake Fiber Possible role in weight control Better control of blood glucose Reduced risk of heart disease Healthier gastrointestinal functioning Adequate Intake for fiber 25 gm/day women 38 gm/day for men High Fructose Corn Syrup “Corn sugar” Processed from corn Fructose is added to starch (chains of glucose) Chemically similar to sucrose glucose + fructose Very inexpensive Health risks? Mixed research findings Sugar and Nutrient Intake Foods with added sugars are energy dense have low nutrient density Soda consumption in US has increase 40% in the last 20 years For young children may decrease appetite For children >5 and adults sugar sweetened beverages do not produce satiety (fullness) Sugar and Obesity? Not directly
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