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You could not live for more than a few days without it. More than half of the weight of your body is water. Water is needed to digest,
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Water You need about 6 to 8 glasses of water every day. We also obtain water through liquid foods and beverages, such as soup, milk, and juices. Alcoholic beverages and beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, and colas) are not
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Water You lose water from your body every day from urinating, sweating, having bowel movements, and other body functions. And on a day that you're exercising and sweating hard, your body loses even more water.
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Water Helps To: Maintain fluid balance Regulate body temperature Lubricate joints Prevent and alleviate constipation
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Carbohydrates: Your Body’s Fuel Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet because they provide fuel for the body. Many foods rich in whole-grain carbohydrates are good sources of essential vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates form the base of most human diets.
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Carbohydrates: Your Body’s Fuel Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. Muscles also depends on carbohydrates during intense exercise. Carbohydrates are stored as a readily available source of energy in the liver and
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Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars Monosaccharides and disaccharides are often refer to as simple sugars. Sugars are not essential foods. They provide energy (calories), but no nutrients. For that reason sugar is called an “empty calorie” food.
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Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars When you eat foods that are high in simple sugars, sugar enters your blood stream quickly and give you a burst of energy or “sugar high.” Foods that are high in sugar are cookies, candies, cakes, pies, desserts, etc.
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Common Types of Simple Sugars in Food White sugar Brown sugar Beet sugar Cane syrup Fruit juice Corn sweetener Fructose High fructose corn syrup Glucose Honey Maple sugar Molasses Confectioner’s sugar
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Carbohydrates: Complex Complex carbohydrates or starches take longer to be digested than do simple carbohydrates. Most of the food we eat should come from complex carbohydrates. They include foods like bread,
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Carbohydrates: Fiber Fiber is an indigestible complex carbohydrate that is found in the structural components of plants. Fiber cannot be absorbed by the body so it does not provide any calories. The health benefits of eating plenty of dietary fiber include preventing constipation, regulating blood sugar, protecting against heart disease, high cholesterol, and certain forms of cancer.
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Carbohydrates: Fiber Fiber should be added gradually to the diet (with lots of water) to prevent gas, bloating, and diarrhea There are two types of dietary fiber: soluble & insoluble.
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