Essay on What Foods Are These Found?

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What foods are these found in?
Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. The foods that are highest in carbohydrates are sugars, syrups, sweeteners, candies, cereal, cookies, cakes, refined flours, jams, preserves, bread, toast, bagels, and pizza. The important thing is the type of carbohydrate you choose to eat because some foods are healthier than others. The amount of carbohydrate in a high or low diet is less important than the type of carbohydrate in the diet. For example, healthier foods such as whole wheat bread, barley and quinoa are better choices than highly refined white bread or French fries.
How does this food type break-down in the human body (to a cellular/molecular level) and what happens to it?
Carbohydrates come from nearly all foods in your diet and break down into glucose. Glucose provides energy for every cell in the body. Most of your calories need to come from carbohydrates because glucose is your body 's main energy source. Animals and seafood are the few foods that lack carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are either simple or complex. Simple carbs include fructose (fruit sugar), lactose (milk sugar), and sucrose (refined white sugar). Complex carbohydrates, which are starches in bread and potatoes, are long complex branches that take longer to digest. Both simple and complex carbohydrates end up as glucose, but digestion of each of the carbs is different. Simple carbohydrates break down in…

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