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Chantelle Guss

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Transcript of Carbs

Carbohydrates are your bodies
main source of energy,
made up of compounds of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. What are Carbohydrates? Our bodies can not make carbohydrates,
we rely on plants as our source of
carbohydrates. Plants use photosynthesis
to produce carbohydrates. How It's Made Good Carbohydrates
Whole Grain Cereal
Whole Wheat Breads
Wheat Berries
Black Beans Common Examples Bad Carbohydrates
White Rice
White Bread Depending on which types and amount of carbohydrates you ingest, you can either gain weight or energy. Good carbohydrates (Complex) such as fresh fruit, whole grains, and beans give you energy. Bad carbohydrates (simple) such as soft drinks, cookies, and some cakes are more likely to add fat. Eating too many bad carbohydrates can and will lead to medical problems. The Functions
Carbohydrates If you eat too many of either carbohydrate, and they are not used right away, under normal circumstances they are turned into fat. If you are running a marathon, this is usually not the case, the carbohydrates will be used up. Monosaccharides Different Types
Carbohydrates Disaccharides Polysaccharide Glucose


Fructose http://www.sofitgawler.com/recipes/Functions%20Of%20Carbohydrates.pdf How the Body Uses
Carbohydrates http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/carbohydrates/the-role-of-carbohydrates-in-the-body.html Sucrose


Lactose Starch




Fiber Is found naturally in fruits, sweet corn, and honey. Glucose is the form of sugar found in the blood stream, which the body uses for energy. Is found in honey and fruits. Does not occur in nature,
but is produced in the
breakdown of lactose. Is found in grains, veggies, roots...
Enzymes release the individual glucose
units, which are absorbed in the bloodstream. Primary source of glucose and energy. Cannot be digested by humans. Is a type
of fiber. Includes pectin and agar-agar. Only in plant foods. There are two kinds: Soluble and Insoluble. Is an ordinary table sugar. Appears when starch is broken done by the body, it is formed by two units of glucose bond together. The sugar found in milk. Made up of the combination of glucose and galactose. Supply energy

Provide fuel for the central nervous system

Provide fuel for the Muscular system 1:2:1 Hope you were paying
attention!! There are 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate!!! DID YOU KNOW? NOW FOR
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