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What are some foods that contain carbohydrates?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Foods containing simple carbohydrates include sugary fluids like soda or energy drinks, deserts, syrups, and processed foods. Complex carbohydrates include two types of foods: dietary fibers and starches. Foods with dietary fiber include nuts seed, fruits, beans, oatmeal, barley, bran, and vegetables. Starches include potatoes, beans, peas, corn, and some breads, cereals, and grains.

The following foods have carbohydrates:

  • bread, bagels, muffins, crackers, tortillas, and crust
  • cereal
  • pasta, noodles, and rice
  • starchy vegetables such as corn, peas, potatoes, and sweet potatoes
  • pancakes and waffles
  • dried beans (such as kidney or pinto beans) and peas (such as black-eyed or split peas)
  • fruit (canned, dried, and fresh) and fruit juice
  • milk, soy milk, and yogurt
  • sweets such as cake, cookies, ice cream, jam, jelly, and sugar
  • popcorn, potato chips, pretzels, and French fries

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