Understanding Carbs 2

I previously went over simple carbs in our first part of Understand Carbs. Let’s dive into complex carbs. Complex carbs are glucose polymers that are identified by their structure as the polysaccharide group of sugars. They are not easily absorbed into the bloodstream and must be broken down into single unit glucose molecules before they…

Lipids: Part 2

In part 1 of our lipids series, we discussed triglycerides. In part 2 we will talk about the other types of lipids starting with phospholipids. Phospholipids Assist in the cellular membrane and distributing fats throughout the blood stream. They play a major structural role in the nervous system. [1] Types of Phospholipids: Choline Involved in…

Lipids: Part 1

What if I told you that you needed to consume more fats to stay at a healthy weight. Initially I did not believe it but after learning about the different types of fats it all makes sense. Let’s review the different types of fats, their benefits and how to consume them. Triglycerides Before we continue,…