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Nutrition: dietary carbohydrates
Carbohydrates form the foundation of a healthy diet, providing a readily available source of energy. Carbohydrates are compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and are generally classified as simple or complex, depending on their structure.
Carbohydrates are obtained from grains, bread, rice, and pasta, as well as from fruits, vegetables, pulses, and dairy products.
The glycaemic index (GI) classifies foods according to how fast they release sugar (glucose) into the bloodstream.
Some carbohydrates are really good sources of energy and nutrients, but others are a waste of calories. So which are the best carbohydrates, and how should you choose them?
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