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complex carbohydrates,

n.pl polysaccharides; nutritional compounds composed of multiple monosaccharide (simple sugar) building blocks. Complex carbohydrates include starches, glycogen, and cellulose.
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3 Complex carbohydrates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, which will help to boost the health of your nails, hair, skin and eyesight.
Digestive Distress Identified as Complex Carbohydrate Intolerance
Also aim to eat around 70-90 grammes of complex carbohydrates most days Muscle heaviness comes from a build-up of waste products within the muscle.
Complex carbohydrates are the good guys and should contribute approximately 50% to your total daily energy (food) intake.
Increase your complex carbohydrate intake - vegetables, fruit, wholegrain bread, cereal and pasta, brown rice and potatoes and decrease your simple carbohydrate intake - sugars, biscuits, cakes, fizzy drinks, white bread, white pasta and jam.
What they need first thing in the morning is a healthy breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates.
The nutrient-packed meal will fuel their bodies with slow-burning energy in the form of fats and complex carbohydrates (chemical energy source).
Fifty-five percent to 60 percent of your energy should come from carbohydrates, mostly from complex carbohydrates and the rest from sugar.
According to The Zone Diet theory, a normal diet, dominated by complex carbohydrates, promotes the production of too much insulin.
Pectins are complex carbohydrates associated with plant cell walls.
Instead of a quick burst of energy, complex carbohydrates provide a "time release" of energy.
If you really need a snack, pick a small serving of complex carbohydrates -- cereal, pasta, or a piece of toast.