Carbohydrates

Sugar, sugar, sugar! Carbohydrates are one of the main dietary components. Its function is to provide the body with most of its energy. Carbohydrates are classified as complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates are found in starchy vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals. Simple carbohydrates are found in regular beverages (non-diet), candy and table sugar.  –Lindsey Williams

 

1.    Fact or fiction: All carbohydrates are the same.

Most foods contain carbohydrates, which the body breaks down into simple sugars, which are the major source of your body’s energy. There are two main carbohydrates in food, simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are called simple sugars, they are found in refined sugars, like white sugar you find in a sugar bowl. Complex carbohydrates are called starches. Starches include products like bread and crackers. Both

of these carbs can be part of a healthy diet.  –Jennifer Diaz

 

ü Fiction- There are two different types of carbohydrates, simple and complex, that are found in a wide variety of foods.

Complex carbohydrates increase the release of serotonin, which has an entirely different purpose; serotonin alleviates depression, calms your nerves and induces sleep. This causes a more calm, cool, and collective mood. Maybe I should give some of this to my brothers. –Adonis Davis

1.    Fact or fiction: You may feel tired sometimes after eating a large amount of carbohydrates, such as a big bowl of pasta or rice.

Studies have shown that you can boost your alertness with high protein foods such as fish, poultry, meats and eggs. For relaxation and stress relief you should eat healthy carbohydrate food which will relieve stress: Whole-grain breads and crackers, whole-grain pasta, rice, cereal, and fruits. –Jose Jose.

 

ü Fact-Serotonin is a natural chemical in the body that is released after eating large amounts of carbohydrates. This can make you feel tired. High-protein foods are more effective for giving you long-term energy.

 

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