Home Economics - Carbohydrates

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mshowley
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Home Economics - Carbohydrates
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2013-04-14 18:20:02
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Carbohydrates
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  1. Describe the composition of carbohydrates
    It is made up of chains of sugar called glucose.  These are made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
  2. How are carbohydrates classified?
    1.Sugar eg. fruit, chocolate and cake

    2. Starch eg. bread, potatoes and pasta

    3. Fibre eg. brown bread, brown rice and fruit and vegetables
  3. List two functions of carbohydrates in the diet
    1. Gives heat and energy

    2. Fibre helps prevent constipation
  4. How much fibre should be eaten every day?
    25 - 30 grams
  5. What are empty calorie foods?
    These are foods that are high in calories but do not have any nutrients in them
  6. Suggest three ways to increase fibre in the diet
    1. Eat brown bread instead of white

    2. Eat fruit and vegetables

    3. Eat high fibre cereals

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