What types of simple carbohydrates are included in breakfast #1? Are these “bad sugars”?

What types of simple carbohydrates are included in breakfast #1? Are these “bad sugars”?

Nutrition

Assignment 4_2

Breakfast #1

Smoothie made with the following ingredients:

Bran cereal, 1/3 cup

Berries, assorted, frozen, 1 cup

Walnuts, ¼ cup

Skim milk, 1.5 cups

Breakfast #2

McDonalds® Breakfast Value Meal:

Egg McMuffin, 1 item

Hash brown patty, 1 item

Diet Coke, 20 ounces

Discussion questions:

1. What types of simple carbohydrates are included in breakfast #1? Are these “bad sugars”?

Fructose, glucose, and lactose are in breakfast one. They are not bad sugars.

2. Which breakfast provides better nutrient density?

Breakfast

3. What kinds of health benefits/risks could breakfast #1 provide? Breakfast #2?

4. What are the various recommended intakes for fiber? Which breakfast would help you meet these recommendations?

5. Does breakfast #1 have a high glycemic index? Breakfast #2?