Carbohydrates, the Macronutrient Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Carbohydrates, the Macronutrient
An argument in favor of keeping carbohydrates in the diet.
# 148023 | 1,347 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 24, 2011 in Nutrition (Food)

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This paper begins by defining the different forms of carbohydrates and describing how this substance is absorbed and used by the human body. According to the paper, carbohydrates are a vital part of good nutrition and energy; high-protein bars are not enough to maintain strenuous activity. The paper concludes with a discussion of the interaction between carbohydrates and insulin, and hope for diabetics attempting to control their disease while living a normal life.

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From the Paper:

"Carbohydrates are a vital part of good nutrition and energy. Most of a daily diet should come from complex carbohydrates to stay healthy and fit (Swanson 2007). Bread, rice, pasta and potatoes are common examples. They provide minerals, vitamins and fiber, which should be present in the daily diet. A same rule is to avoid "white" color foods, because they are likely to have been machine-refined and dyed to look attractive. Dieters should avoid fat, not carbohydrates. Avoiding carbohydrates will eventually make the diet boring and develop craving for the sweets being avoided. Reducing carbohydrates intake also leads to a loss of fluid and electrolytes. Dizziness or fainting can also result. Eating too much of other nutrients at the sacrifice of carbohydrates will produce health problems. These include the formation of kidney stones, higher blood pressure and osteoporosis. Following this advice by experts will not only control or lose weight but keep it off long-term (Swanson)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jenkins, Emma. Carbohydrates Counting: Successful Dietary Management of Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Nursing: S. B. Communications, 2006. Retrieved on April 9, 2009 from;col1
  • Parcell, Allen C., Drummond, M. & Christopherson, D., et al. Glycemic and Insulin Response to Popular Protein Supplements. Nutrition Research Newsletter: Frost & Sullivan, 2005. Retrieved on April 9, 2009 from;col1
  • Raspberry, Catherine N. Carbohydrates. Nutrition and Well-Being A-Z: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2004. Retrieved on April 9, 2009 from;col1
  • Swanson, Steven. Keep Eating the Carbohydrates. Evening Chronicle: MGN Ltd., 2007. Retrieved on April 9, 2009 from;col1

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