Educator Resources for Carbohydrates

How did carbohydrates become so demonized? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn about this fundamental nutrient, and how your body uses it. Tim will show you the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, and which ones you should limit your intake of if you want to stay healthy! Do you know your glucose from your fructose, and your sucrose from your lactose? Tim will explain the difference between these sugars, and tell you some of the foods they come from. He’ll also tell you about starches and fiber, and how they can both be incorporated into a healthy diet. You’ll see why carbs have gotten a bad name lately, and learn how you can choose healthy ones, instead of avoiding them altogether--what a pain that is!