Nutrition: Carbohydrates Chapter 1
What are Carbohydrates? (VIDEO)
Most of the foods we consume, including fruits and vegetables, contain carbohydrates. Once metabolized, these macronutrients become the body’s primary source of energy, providing food to cells. And while nature never produced any “good” or “bad” carbs, it’s also true that excessive carbohydrate consumption can lead to unwanted weight gain. Before you strike carbs from your diet, though, learn more about how this important nutrient supports your good health.
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CHAPTER 1 (currently viewing)
What are Carbohydrates?Most of the foods we consume, including fruits and vegetables, contain carbohydrates.
FiberTake steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber, a complex carbohydrate...
Simple CarbohydratesBecause only the smallest molecules of sugar can pass through the intestinal walls and into the blood stream...
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Julie M. Jones, PhD, CNS., LN.
College of St. Catherine
- David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
Yale University School of Medicine
- Mark Liponis, MDCanyon Ranch
- Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD
Nutritionist, Creative Nutrition Solutions
- Michael Stein, MD
- Chrissy Wellington, MS
Nutritionist, Canyon Ranch
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