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Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of three essential macronutrients (protein and fats being the other two). They are primary source of energy to our body, especially the brain and the nervous system. Carbohydrates are called carbohydrates because the carbon, oxygen and hydrogen they contain are generally in proportion to form water. Many people are very confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates. The main difference between these carbs is the time it takes for the body to convert them into glucose. Read more...