Uop Sci 241 Brochure
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Imagine that you are a nutritionist, and responsible for educating your customers on the importance of eating healthy. You notice many of your customers have been following a low-carb diet when they want to lose weight. You are concerned about their health and would like to provide them with more information on how their bodies use carbohydrates.
Create a 2-page pamphlet explaining carbohydrates to your customers. Include the following information: Define carbohydrates and the basic function of sugars and starches in the body. Describe the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates.
Describe how sugars are broken down and used in the body. Discuss the benefits carbohydrates provide to the body. Provide examples of foods that are considered healthy sources of carbohydrates.
Include information on one of the following disorders related to carbohydrates: lactose intolerance, diabetes, or hypoglycemia. Address the following: Define this disorder. Explain how it affects the body. Provide some courses of action used to treat and manage the disorder. Submit the brochure to your instructor.
Carbohydrates vs. Your Health
Many of you reading this brochure are interested in losing weight, right? The first thing people normally think is they have to cut out carbs in order to complete this task. Carbohydrates are organic compounds living in sugars, starches, and cellulose and these usually are broken down to help fuel our bodies with energy. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Typically the good carbs and the sugars and starches are full of fibers which help maintain the blood sugar levels. Sugar and Starch cause glucose in the body which works in turn to make our energy levels rise. There are two types of carbohydrates and they are simple and complex. The simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body and stored for energy. They are normally found in foods such as fruits, vegetables and milk. These also come from processed sugars such as candy, syrups and soft drinks. A majority of our intake should come from complex carbohydrates and these are typically our starches. These are naturally occurring sugars that aren’t processed. These are found in vegetables, nuts, grain, and bread.
Different sugar is used throughout the body for things that we need, this is why it should not be totally eliminated from our diets. Sugar gives the body energy. This is the only source of energy for our brains and red blood cells. Your body will store extra glucose made from these sugars to help preserve energy and make you feel better throughout the day. Foods that would be good for a diet and still have carbs and sugars would be fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
A lot of people worry that sugars, starches and carbohydrates can lead to diabetes. While this is true, it is preventable. A person has to watch how much sugars they take into their bodies. Complex carbs are harder for the body to absorb and therefore this can lead to a spike in blood sugar which can cause diabetes.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. This affects a person’s body by making their sugar levels rise and decrease at a very inclined and uncontrollable pace. This is normally controlled by a person having a machine and checking their sugar levels several times throughout the day to make sure they eat enough sugars if their sugar is low and to make sure they don’t eat anymore starch and sugar if it is too high.
People should really try to understand why carbs are good for a diet. Of course, not to many carbs or sugars. Our bodies need them in order to feel and function properly throughout our daily activities.