Macronutrients: Carbohydrates: Simple vs. Complex
Main source of energy for the body in form of glucose. What’s in a Carb? Carbs are made up of fiber, starch, and sugars.
1. Simple Carbs: are sugars. While some of these occur naturally in milk, most of the simple carbs in the American diet are added to foods. Common simple carbs:
2. Complex Carbs: Key to long term health. Contain more nutrients than simple carbs, higher in fiber and digest more slowly. This also makes them more filling, which means they’re a good option for weight control. Ideal for people with type 2 diabetes because they help manage post-meal blood sugar spikes.
A. Fiber: promotes bowel regularity and helps to control cholesterol. Dietary fiber include: