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Carbohydrate presentation

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Axia PHI/105 Week 3
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Carbohydrate presentation

  1. 1. Carbohydrates<br />By Christina Cheshire<br />SCI/241<br />June 30, 2011<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />Carbohydrates are sugar. <br />
  3. 3. Functions<br />Provide Energy <br />Provide energy for daily activity<br />Provide energy to allow proper organ function<br />Provide the energy of life<br />
  4. 4. Types of Carbohydrates<br />There are two types of carbohydrates<br />Simple Carbohydrates <br />Consist of monosaccharides, the most basic unit of a carbohydrate. <br />Simple sugars<br />Complex Carbohydrates <br />Consist of polysaccharides<br />Starches (Gavin, 2008)<br />
  5. 5. Examples<br />Simple carbohydrates<br />Refined sugars<br />Fruit <br />Milk. <br />Complex carbohydrates<br />Grain products (Gavin, 2008)<br />
  6. 6. Body’s Need <br />Major source of energy<br />Varying length of energy<br />
  7. 7. Digestion<br />Eating<br />Mouth<br />Small Intestine<br />Absorption<br />
  8. 8. Benefits<br />Energy, energy, energy!<br />
  9. 9. Healthy Choices<br />The best choices<br />Whole grains<br />Vegetables<br />Fruits <br />Beans (2009) <br />
  10. 10. Carbohydrate Disorders<br />Many disorders from lack/abundance of carbohydrates. <br />Examples:<br />Lactose intolerance<br />Diabetes<br />Hypoglycemia<br />
  11. 11. Hypoglycemia<br />Hypoglycemia = low blood glucose (sugar) <br />Symptoms<br />Shakiness <br />Dizziness <br />Sweating <br />Hunger <br />Headache <br />Pale skin color <br />Sudden moodiness or behavior changes, such as crying for no apparent reason <br />Clumsy or jerky movements <br />Seizure <br />Difficulty paying attention, or confusion <br />Tingling sensations around the mouth <br />When in doubt, treat.<br />
  12. 12. References<br />The Nutrition Source Carbohydrates. Retrieved Junev30, 2011, from Carbohydrates: What Should You Eat? Web site: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/carbohydrates/ <br />(2008). Hypoglycemia. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from American Diabetes Association Web site: http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/hypoglycemia.jsp<br />Gavin, Mary (2008). Learning About Carbohydrates. Retrieved June 30, 2011, from Kids Health Web site: http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/carb.html<br />

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