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Carbohydrates


Most foods contain carbohydrates. We also call them ‘Energy giving food’. Our body breaks down ‘energy giving food’ in order to give us energy . However, too much of some energy giving foods are not good for your health. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about the two types of carbohydrate containing foods.

kimbula-buns
 
pastry

 

Two Types of Carbohydrates

 
There are two major types:

 

1. Simple carbohydrates (Sugar)

2. Complex carbohydrates (Starch)

 

Food containing Simple carbohydrate (Sugar)

 

  • Fruits
  • Milk
  • White sugar you would find in a sugar bowl
  • Lollies

 

simple-carbohydrates

Food containing sugar

 

Food containing  Complex carbohydrates (Starch)

 

  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Biscuits
  • Noodles
  • Cereal
  • Corn and other grain products

 

List of other carbohydrate rich food

 

But remember, some of these are unhealthy high carbohydrate foods. Too much of them are not good for your health.

 

kimbula-buns

Buns

 

muffins

Muffins

 

eclair

Eclairs

 

pastry

Pastries

 

biscuits

Biscuits

 

cake

Cake

pizza

Pizza

 

rolls

Rolls

 

pan-cake

Pancakes

 

How does the body use energy giving food?

 

1)    Your body breaks down the carbohydrate into sugars and starches to make a very simple kind of sugar called glucose.

2)    Glucose goes into your bloodstream.

3)    Your blood carries glucose to your brain and your muscles for energy.

 

Likewise, you can get the energy to do your work by energy giving food.