Simple and complex carbohydrates

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what are simple carbohydrates?
they are also known as simple sugars sugars are found in a variety of natural foods where the sugar is naturally occurring for example in fruit, vegetables and milk. These give foods a sweet taste.
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what are complex carbohydrates?
they are also known as starches they are broken down by our body alot more slowly
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how is blood sugars released in simple carbohydrates?
raise our blood sugar alot more quickly
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how are blood sugars released in complex carbohydrates?
raise our blood sugar levels alot more slowly
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examples of foods that are simple carbohydrates
fruits, vegetables and milk
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example of foods that are complex carbohydrates
white bread, cakes and most pastries
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state the structure of simple carbohydrates
they have two or more sugar molecules
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state the structure of complex carbohydrates
three or more sugar molecules that are rich in fibre
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what carbohydrate should marathon runners consume?
complex carbohydrates because they are broken down by the body alot more slowly giving them more energy throughout the race
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what carbohydrates should athletes consume?
simple carbohydrates because these will provide the athlete with a quick boost of energy because they are quickly released into the blood stream
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