GoofyFoofer wrote:Describe the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, as well as which is healthier and why.
Simple carbohydrates-they are monosaccharides. They are typically found naturally in fruits and dairy products. However, simple carbohydrates are also processed or refined sugars, which are found in candy and sugary soft drinks. They are digested quickly and turned into energy, because of their shorter chains. Complex carbohydrates-they are polysaccharides. They have much longer, more complex chains of monosaccharides. They are found in legumes, grains, and vegetables.
Complex carbohydrates are healthier than simple carbohydrates because they have fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are necessary for good health. Refined sugars have little/no nutritional value, therefore, they are "empty calories."
Sweet whey is manufactured during the making of rennet types of hard cheese, e.g. cheddar or Swiss cheese. Acid whey is a by-product produced during the making of acid types of dairy products, e.g. cottage cheese or strained yogurt. Also, acid whey is more acidic then sweet whey.
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