Complex carbohydrates

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Complex carbohydrates are a type of nutrient found in many foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Unlike simple carbohydrates, which are quickly broken down by the body and provide a rapid source of energy, complex carbohydrates are digested more slowly and provide sustained energy. They also contain important vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Examples of complex carbohydrates include whole grain bread, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and legumes. Eating a diet high in complex carbohydrates has been associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

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