Starches

Starches are complex carbohydrates.  They are also known as polysaccharides.  Polysaccharides are made up of many simple sugars (glucose) joined together.  The most important starches are: Starch is the main food store in plants. It is made up of many molecules of glucose. Starch exists in granules of a size and shapes distinctive to each … Continue reading Starches

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates sit under macronutrients and provide the body with energy; the amount of energy released in the body depends on the type of carbohydrates that are consumed. There are two types of carbohydrates: starch and sugar.  Starch carbohydrates release energy slowly throughout the day and are the better type of carbohydrates for the body.  Sugar carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbohydrates