Nutrition: Carbohydrates Chapter 4
Take steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber, a complex carbohydrate, is a great way to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. Soluble fiber (found in oats, apples, beans, barley) acts like a cholesterol sponge, soaking up “bad” LDL cholesterol in the small intestine and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. It can also help regulate blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
What are Carbohydrates?Most of the foods we consume, including fruits and vegetables, contain carbohydrates.
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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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