Carbohydrates

There are three types of carbohydrates monosaccharaides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides
Making things simpler let’s group them in to two groups, simple and complex. Simple carbs have naturally occurring sugar found in fruit and milk ( fructose and lactose ) in addition to these there are refined sugar ( white and brown, honey, corn syrup etc. ) these would be the ones that you would want to cut back on because the cause blood sugar levels to spike.
Complex carbohydrates are the one u want more of in your diet, (whole grains, beans , and peas, veggies, some fruits ) these are loaded with the vitamins and minerals plus dietary fiber that our bodies need to stay healthy. The reasons that carbohydrates are so important are because it’s what your body uses for energy when you eat your body converts the food into glucose. Our bodies will then uses the immediately for energy use if our blood sugar levels are low, or its stored in our liver and muscles and converted into glycogen for later use. If your glucose stores are full then the extra glucose is stored as body fat. So keeping a balance in your diets is critical for keeping fat off. That means that every should consist of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates just not one of the other for more info Visit http://www.mypyramid.gov/

Sources:
(Fredrick C Hatfield MSS, 2009)
(Ace group fitness instructor manuel p.115-117, 2007)
(Dente, 2004)
(Ace lifestyle and weight management consultand manuel. Second Edition p.136-138, 2008)

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