NUTRITION WHY’S #8: CARBOHYDRATES – “Carbs” are found in many foods and get their name from having carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, but not nitrogen which is in amino acids and protein.

NUTRITION WHYS?: CARBOHYDRATES – "Carbs" are found in many foods and get their name from having carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, but not nitrogen which is in amino acids and protein. Carbohydrates are found in many foods and range from simple sugars to long chains in starches and fibers. Carbohydrates are digested all along the gastrointestinal tract. The simple sugars are digested in the mouth and stomach and enter the blood stream rapidly from the small intestine within minutes. They include table sugar called sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactose, and high fructose corn syrup. I don't like the term complex carbohydrates because the category includes chains of glucose called maltodextrin which dissolve into single glucose molecules in the stomach and act like a simple sugar. Larger carbohydrates like starches are more slowly digested while fibers include partially digestible and indigestible carbohydrates some of which are digested by the gut bacteria. For Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle you need some carbohydrates in your Protein-Rich Shake for taste and quick energy. Carbohydrates also play an important role during exercise when they keep your muscles energized, but not all carbohydrates are the same and you need the right amounts of the right kinds. Most overweight folks eat too much of the hidden sugars in sweet/fat snack foods and these carbs are stored as fat !!! #drdavidheber #carbs #sweets #fiber #weightlossjourney to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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