Monday, November 5, 2007


Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fiber.

Carbohydrates that are found in fruits contain sugars that provide short-term energy.

Complex carbohydrates like starches and fibers provide sustained energy to the body found in plant foods like cereals, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, plantains and corn. Complex carbohydrates are stored in the body as glycogen. Fibers produce no calories/energy but it is good for digestion.Carbohydrate-rich foods are usually low in calories and they can help us keep a healthy weight.

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