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Title: CARBOHYDRATES


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CARBOHYDRATES
  • The simple Sugar and
  • not so simple Starch

By Valerie Shaw
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Can you live without sugar?
  • Soda/Punch
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Desserts
  • Sugary Cereals
  • Ice cream

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CARBOHYDRATES
  • 1. Carbohydrates give the body energy. They are
    the best source of fuel for the body.
    Carbohydrates also help to digest protein and
    fat.

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CARBOHYDRATES
2. 45-65 of our food should come from
carbohydrates.
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CARBOHYDRATES
  • 3. If we eat more carbohydrates than are needed
    for energy, the extra is stored in the liver or
    in the tissues as fat.

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4. Carbohydrates are grains, fruits, vegetables,
legumes and sugar.
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Simple Carbohydrates
  • 5. Simple carbohydrates are quick energy
    sources. They come from sugar. They do not
    usually supply any other nutrients or fiber.

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Simple Sugars
  • 6. Glucose or blood sugar is the basic source of
    energy for all living things.
  • 7. Sucrose or table sugar is made from sugar
    beets or sugar cane.
  • 8. Fructose is sugar found in fruit, honey and
    vegetables.
  • 9. Maltose is grain starch broken down into
    sugar.
  • 10. Lactose is milk sugar.

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Complex Carbohydrates
  • 11. Complex carbohydrates supply longer lasting
    energy, as well as other nutrients and fiber that
    the body needs. They are a better choice.

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Complex Carbohydrates
  • 12. Complex carbohydrates come from starchy
    foods such as whole grains, flour, seeds, nuts,
    vegetables and fruits.

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Recommendations
  • 13. Eat less foods with added sugar.
  • 14. Choose fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and
    whole grains more often.
  • 15. Eat beans several times a week.
  • 16. Brush teeth after eating foods
  • with sugar and starch.
  • SO . . .

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The No-Sugar Challenge
  • Soda/Punch
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Desserts
  • Sugary Cereals
  • Ice cream
  • Take the challenge today!

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How do you know if a food has added sugar?
  • Check out the Food Label
  • Total Carbohydrate (g) Dietary Fiber,
  • Sugars, Other Carbohydrates
    (Complex)
  • List of ingredients sugar, brown sugar, juice
  • fruit juices, molasses, honey,
    syrup, malted
  • corn sweetener, corn syrup, maltose,
  • fructose, lactose, glucose, dextrose

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