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April 15, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

CHOOSE COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES

Carbohydrates are your body's main source of energy, especially for the brain and nervous system. They are found in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, starches, beans, and soy products. The only food they are not found in is meat. Carbohydrates are either simple (sugars) or complex (starches). Sugars are carbohydrates in their simplest form. Refined sugars (table sugar, jams, candy, etc.) lack vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Some naturally occurring sugars (fructose found in fruit and lactose found in dairy products) are found in more nutritious foods. Complex carbohydrates are many simple sugars linked together. They are found in grains, pasta, rice, vegetables, breads, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Complex carbohydrates should supply the bulk of your carbohydrate calories since they supply a bonus of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S.  Here is an extremely informative video about carbohydrates.   
 


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