Understanding Carbohydrates


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Carbohydrates are the most widely consumed macronutrient, and this course helps you navigate their role in the diet, including their characteristics and structure, current recommended intakes and good sources of carbohydrates and fibre. You will also uncover the concept of Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load, including health consequences of high GI/GL foods and good examples.

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Course Objectives

Once you complete this course you will be able to:

o Describe the dietary role of carbohydrate
o State current recommendations for carbohydrate in relation to total energy
o State the potential energy content of carbohydrate in calories per gram
o List good sources of carbohydrate and fibre
o Describe the characteristics of simple and complex carbohydrates
o Describe the characteristics of soluble and insoluble fibre
o Explain the concept of the Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL) of carbohydrates
o Discuss the health consequences of a diet high in high GI/GL foods
o Give example of low, medium and high GI and GL food
o Identify any health risks associated with under consumption of carbohydrate


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Payment Options

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