Presentation on theme: "Simple and Complex Carbohydrates Presented by: Jose Lara Kristy Lopez Elizabeth Martinez."— Presentation transcript:
Simple and Complex Carbohydrates Presented by: Jose Lara Kristy Lopez Elizabeth Martinez
What are Carbohydrates? the main nutrient in grain products the fuel that keeps the body going most preferred source of energy they make up the largest volume (60%) of our daily food. Recommended intake per the USDA is 14 grams per 1000 calories.
Which Carbohydrate is Better? Simple or Complex The Bell Curve Explanation Complex Carbohydrates = long sustained, over the long-haul continuous energy supply Simple Carbohydrates = quick high, quick low
If you cant remember the list… Read the labels. – If the label lists sugar, sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, white or "wheat" flour, they contain simple carbohydrates. – If these ingredients are at the top of the list, they may contain mostly simple carbohydrates, and little else. The closer you get to nature, the closer you get to health.