- Q What are complex carbohydrates?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyComplex carbohydrates are many chains of simple sugars joined together (oligosaccharides and polysaccharides). They include starch, a form of carbohydrates that plants store, and fiber, the mostly undigested part of the plant. Foods that contain complex... Full Answer
- Q Why is it difficult to absorb galactans?
Patsy Catsos, Nutrition & DieteticsGalactans (complex carbohydrates found in beans and some vegetables) are almost entirely malabsorbed in all people, because humans do not produce an enzyme capable of breaking the galactose-galactose bond. Galactans in the large intestine are highly... Full Answer
- Q What are sources of complex carbohydrates?
Eric Olsen, FitnessComplex carbohydrates or complex carbs are found abundantly in grains, breads, and cereals, and in starchy foods such as potatoes and beans. They're also found in fruits and vegetables, along with more simple sugars. And unlike foods containing simple... Full Answer
- Q What are the different types of complex carbohydrates?
Patsy Catsos, Nutrition & DieteticsComplex carbohydrates are also known as oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Some examples of complex carbohydrates are starches and dietary fiber. Starches consist primarily of long, interlocking chains of glucose or fructose units. Examples of foods... Full Answer
- Q Can cellulose be digested by humans?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineAlthough cellulose cannot be digested by humans, it is partially digested by beneficial micro flora in the gut, for which it is the primary food source. The natural process of fermentation, which occurs in the colon, results in the degradation of about... Full Answer
- Q What is the nutritional value of raspberries?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineRaspberries are an excellent source of fiber, manganese, vitamin C, flavonoids, and ellagic acid. They are a very good source of vitamin B2 as well as a good source of other B vitamins, such as folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. A... Full Answer