What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines


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All of the following are sources of simple carbohydrates, EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following would NOT be a good source of complex carbohydrates?

2. What term describes a part of plant foods that helps foods pass through the digestive tract, though it cannot be digested?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about different carbohydrate sources. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for daily carbohydrate intake and the difference between complex carbs and simple carbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Part of plant that cannot be digested
  • AMDR recommendations of calories that should be carbohydrates
  • RDA recommendation for grams of carbohydrates that should be consumed daily

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related carbohydrate lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding simple carbohydrate sources
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what part of plant help move food through the digestive tract

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to carbohydrates, read through the lesson called What Are Carbohydrates? Sources & Intake Guidelines. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what carbohydrates are
  • Define starch
  • Distinguish differences between simple and complex carbohydrates
  • Understand the AMDR and the RDA recommended daily intake of carbohydrates
  • Identify different foods that contact carbohydrates