Energy and Digestion
The carbohydrates break down into glucose, which is the simplest for of carbohydrates and primary soucre of energy.
Kidney beans Pinto beans Lentils Chick peas Split peas Soy milk Skim milk Low Fat Yogart Brown rice Corn Wheat Carrots Potatoes Okra Strawberries Apples Cucumbers Asparagus
Water, Protein, and Carbohydrate Content of Selected Vegetables:
- Artichoke: 85% water, 2.9% protein, 10.6% carbohydrate
- Beets, red: 87.3% water, 1.6% protein, 9.9% carbohydrate
- Celery: 94.1% water, 0.9% protein, 3.9% carbohydrate
- Corn: 13.8% water, 8.9% protein, 72.2% carbohydrate
- Lima bean: 10.3% water, 20.4% protein, 64% carbohydrate
- Potato: 79.8% water, 2.1% protein, 17.1% carbohydrate
- Red pepper: 74.3% water, 3.7% protein, 18.8% carbohydrate
- Summer squash: 94% water, 1.1% protein, 4.2% carbohydrate
Too much or too little
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010), your diet should consist of 45 to 60% of carbohydrates. For the average 2,000 calories that equals to 225 to 325 grams.
A person should consume enough to fuel your workout and your everyday activities.
4 calories per gram of carbs
Also known as starches and are made of three or more linked sugars.
Carbohydrate monomers are called monosaccharides e.g. glucose and fructose.
They are found naturally in foods and also refined processed foods.
A disaccharide, polysaccharide, or oligosaccharide. Also called a complex sugar.
Strache - without taste or odor, which are granular or powdery in physical form.
Chemical compounds that are made up of oxygen, hydrogen, and cardon
Accounts for 45% - 65% of the calories in your diet
Refined starches are found in pastrys, cakes, and pizzas
Body's only source of energy
Oats, grains, and whole wheat pasta
Have you ever had a carbohydrate?
Remember to balance you intake of carbs with protein, a little fat and fiber
Adviced that you should get half you energy from carbs
The carbohydrate is full of energy
Energy providing nutrient
Starches are the most most common carbohydrates