DA4004 Carbohydrates PowerPoint Wk 3 Assignment

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Carbohydrates SCI/241 –Nutrition Donna Kelly Alcorn July 10, 2011 Instructor: Ferman
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What are Carbohydrates? “Any of a large group of compounds which contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and can be broken down to release energy in the body.”
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Simple and Complex Carbohydrates There are two types of carbohydrates simple and complex. “This classification is based on the chemical structure and reflects how quickly sugar is digested and absorbed in the body.”
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Simple Carbohydrates Also referred to as simple sugars Chemically made of one or two sugars Absorbed quickly Includes foods such as fruits and milk
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Complex Carbohydrates Also known as starches Are made of three or more linked sugars Includes grains such as bread, pasta, oatmeal, and rice Includes some vegetables such as broccoli, corn, legumes such as kidney beans and chick peas
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How sugars are broken down in the body Enzymes from the mouth start the process.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course SCIENCE SCI/241 taught by Professor Konukman during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.

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