1. complex carb starch
    • storage form of plant cho
    • broken down by digestive tract to¬† provide glucose
  2. what is a resistant starch
    starch that contains large amount of fiber
  3. health effects of sugar
    • nutrient displacement when eating foods with added sugar
    • dental ccres
    • obesity
    • taxes beta cells
  4. exapmles of complex cho starch
    • grains, legumes (beans and peas), fruits and some vegies including carrots, some squash, parsnips, sweet potatoes and yams
    • grains are bes soiurce, may contain fiber if made with whole grains
  5. what foods are dietary fiber found in
    whole grain cereals, fruits, vegies and legumes
  6. what is soluble fiber and what foods is it found in
    • dissolves in water
    • found in legumes, oats, nuts, fruits and some veggies
  7. eight functions of fats/triglycerides
    • Source of energy-give to increase calories w/out raising glucose
    • palatability
    • satiety-slows digestion
    • fats trasnport A,D,E, and K and essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic fatty acids
    • stored energy-adipose provides importatant fuel during illness, food restriction and majory energy source for muscle work
    • insulation-myelination of nerves
    • organ protection
    • temperature regulation
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