carbohydrates


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carbohydrates

(ˌkɑːbəʊˈhaɪdreɪts)
pl n
foods which contain carbohydrate

carbohydrates

1. Compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Some are energy-rich (e.g. glucose, starch); others are structural (e.g. cellulose).
2. Organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They include starches, sugars, and cellulose. Carbohydrate foods provide energy. See disaccharides, monosaccharides, polysaccharides.
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He studied the composition of food-stuffs, and knew exactly how many proteids and carbohydrates his body needed; and by scientific chewing he said that he tripled the value of all he ate, so that it cost him eleven cents a day.
Should we be eating more protein, more carbohydrate, or more unsaturated fat?
Carbohydrates, or "carbs," are one of the three macronutrients that provide calories, the others being protein and fat.
Carbohydrates provide the body with energy during resistance training and cardiovascular activity.
If you're sluggish, pump quick energy into your system by eating simple carbohydrates.
There are other low-carb pizzas out there that reduce the carbohydrates by cutting the crust width down so it's paper thin.
The two most important limitations were the high dropout rate and the fact that most people did not consistently meet the daily dietary goals of consuming less than 30 g of carbohydrates or consuming 500 fewer calories.
It's really important that we burn a mix of carbohydrates and fats, since different parts of the body need different fuels.
Diets such as Atkins and The Zone claim that eating less carbohydrates is one answer to losing pounds.
Among Reaven's recommendations for lowering the risk of that syndrome is to reduce consumption of highly refined carbohydrates such as those present in soft drinks and table sugar.
When people eat simple carbohydrates, a gland called the pancreas secretes insulin--a hormone that helps muscle cells absorb sugar.
5 grams of carbohydrates and 165 calories per 12-ounce serving, compared to 39 grams of carbohydrates and 253 calories in its original version.