Complex carbs

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Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients that make up a healthy diet, along with protein and fat. Complex carbohydrates are a type of carbohydrate that are made up of long chains of sugar molecules, which take longer to digest and provide a slower release of energy. In this article, we will discuss what complex carbohydrates are, their benefits, and sources of complex carbohydrates.

What are Complex Carbohydrates?

  • Complex carbohydrates are made up of long chains of sugar molecules, which are also known as polysaccharides. These chains are made up of several simple sugar molecules, also known as monosaccharides, that are linked together through chemical bonds. Some examples of complex carbohydrates include whole grains, legumes, and vegetables.
  • Unlike simple carbohydrates, which are quickly digested and provide a rapid source of energy, complex carbohydrates take longer to break down and provide a slower, sustained release of energy. This makes complex carbohydrates a good source of energy for long-term physical activity, such as endurance sports.

Benefits of Complex Carbohydrates

Sources of Complex Carbohydrates

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