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simple carbohydrate

A sugar (e.g., fructose, glucose) chemically composed of only 1 (monosaccharide) or 2 (disaccharide) units; as opposed to complex carbohydrates, which contain multiple different sugar units.
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Dr Claire Pincock, of research group CDR, said: 'Everyone's cognitive function declines during the morning but we found that the rate of decline among kids who ate a complex carbohydraterich breakfast was only half of that seen among those who ate a simple carbohydrate breakfast.
While simple carbohydrates contained in packaged, processed junk foods are certainly not a health food, athletic performance is highly dependant on proper timing and ingestion of carbohydrates, both simple and complex.
The study, the first of its kind to compare complex carbohydrates with simple carbohydrates, has found that 'proper' cereal breakfasts are the best for growing children.
And most simple carbohydrates contain little amounts of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
What we are seeing is that, as valid research and better information is being presented to the public, people are learning that simple carbohydrate consumption can drastically hinder anyone trying to maintain or lose weight," said Segal-Isaacson.
Starches-complex carbohydrates-must first be broken down into simple carbohydrates before they are absorbed by the body.
Consuming a breakfast high in simple carbohydrates can cause more fatigue and feeling less full.
some scientists say lots of sugar and simple carbohydrates cause the damaging LDL cholesterol.
Their diet mainly includes simple carbohydrates," Tursun Mamyrbayeva explained.
When tired, avoid sugary foods and simple carbohydrates (sweets, cakes, biscuits, white bread, rice and pasta).
Monitoring of sugar consumption like refined sugar and simple carbohydrates, have to be done for diabetic patients.
In food science and in many informal contexts, the term carbohydrate often means any food that is particularly rich in the complex carbohydrate starch (such as cereals, bread, and pasta) or simple carbohydrates, such as sugar (found in candy, jams, and desserts).

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