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Complex carbohydrates

Post by natttt
Posted on 2012-02-17 13:27:59
Carbohydrates are very important part of a well-balanced diet. They can affect your body, mind, and blood sugar. Your body needs carbohydrate intake since it is used as fuel for all the cells. It gives energy fuel for physical activity, the nutrition needed for optimum health, and the nutrients necessary for good brain function . Carbohydrates are classified into two and these are simple (bad carbs) and complex (good carbs) but they both contain four calories per gram.


Complex carbohydrates are often referred to as starch or starchy foods. They are found naturally in foods and also refined in processed foods.

Examples of complex carbohydrates include:
o bananas
o barley
o beans
o brown rice
o chickpeas
o lentils
o nuts
o oats
o parsnips
o potatoes
o root vegetables
o sweet corn
o wholegrain cereals
o wholemeal breads
o wholemeal cereals
o wholemeal flour
o wholemeal pasta
o yams.


Complex carbohydrates as refined starches are found in:

o biscuits, pastries and cakes
o pizzas
o sugary processed breakfast cereals
o white bread
o white flour
o white pasta
o white rice.


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