Types of Carbohydrates

1. Complex Carbohydrates

  • Efficient source of endurance energy
  • Good sources of dietary fiber
  • Have higher nutritional value because they contain calories, dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

2. Simple Carbohydrates

  • Table sugars, sweets and fructose or fruit sugars
  • Easily broken down in the body
  • Quickest source of energy
  • Not good source of endurance energy