Home Economics- Carbohydrates

what is the new name for dietary fibre?
non-starch polysaccharide
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intrinsic sugars are found where?
within the cellular structure of foods
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extrinsic sugars are found where?
within the cellular structure of foods
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what is the adverse effect of extrinsic sugars on health?
number one cause of dental caries
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what is the adverse effect of intrinsic sugars on health?
no adverse effect on human health
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no more than __ % of our total food energy intake should come from sugar
11
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starches are known as
complex carbohydrates
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no more than __ % of our total food energy intake should come from carbohydrates
50
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no more than __ % of our total food energy intake should come from starches
39
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what is the function of insoluble fibre?
helps the stools become soft and bulky hence keeping the gut in working order
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what is the function of soluble fibre?
slow down the digestion of carbohydrates
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what is the main function of NSP
helps the digestive system function properly
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name three sources of fibre
pulse vegetables, wholemeal flour,wholemeal pasta
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sugars are empty calories. what does this mean?
they provide energy but have no nutritional value
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