The Importance of Nutrition

Nutrition in humans begins after the ingestion of food, it consists of a set of physiological processes (digestion, absorption, metabolism) methods by which the body uses to transform and incorporate into its own structures. Through nutrition, we obtain energy, we build and repair organic structures and in other words it makes life possible and to maintain it.

We go with the function of simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates, and we can say that their main function is to provide energy for cells.

Simple carbohydrates are found in fruits, milk, honey, and sugar and its derivatives. The most common forms are glucose and lactose and are rapidly absorbed.

Complex carbohydrates are present in legumes, pasta, bread, cereals, flours, rice, potatoes and in foods rich in vegetable fibers, these are slow absorption.

The importance of consumption measuring the effect of carbohydrate digestion is glucose, which is the nutrient used by the body’s cells to produce and burn energy. Certain groups of cells, such as neurons, liver cells or blood cells, under normal conditions, can only use glucose to stay alive and function.


CTW Team

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