Simple Carbohydrates

By Michael Smith

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Simple carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Simple carbohydrates are found naturally in foods such as fruits, milk, and milk products. They are also found in processed and refined sugars such as candy, table sugar, syrups, and soft drinks. Too much intake of carbohydrates can lead to obesity and too little could lead to fatigue and lack of energy.

Facts

Carbohydrates are energy-providing nutrients


Carbohydrates are chemical compounds that are made up of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon


shouldnt have 45 to 60% of carbohydrates in every meal


Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy


Carbohydrates are not all alike. Man-made refined carbs act differently in our bodies compared with more natural complex carbs


Yourbody turns to sugar

Carbohydrates Acrostic Poem

Can give you engery

A simple nutrient

Refined sugar

Body turns carbohydrates into sugar

Orange juice has them as well

Has no vitamins

Your body turns them to sugar

Dont over eat them

Really concentrated energy source

Are found in foods

Try to include whole grains

Energy providing nutrient

Seperated into simple sugar

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