complex carbohydrate

noun

: a polysaccharide (such as starch or cellulose) consisting of usually hundreds or thousands of monosaccharide units
also : a food (such as rice or pasta) composed primarily of such polysaccharides

Examples of complex carbohydrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The habits implemented by the participants: Diet: A vegan diet rich in complex carbohydrates and whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, soy products, nuts, and seeds. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Well, 7 June 2024 Potatoes are largely made of complex carbohydrates, which take longer to digest and give more lasting energy than simple sugars. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 Then a quarter of your plate should be for complex carbohydrates that are fiber-rich, such as quinoa or potatoes. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, CNN, 10 Mar. 2024 Combining complex carbohydrates with protein and fat is the best recipe for satiety and success, experts previously told USA TODAY. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2024 Diets rich in lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates are generally beneficial for dogs with cancer. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2023 The meals contain a balance of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and lean meats. Carlos Frías, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Eat a Clean Diet Eating foods like lean proteins, fiber-rich vegetables, leafy greens, complex carbohydrates, and whole grains can help regulate your metabolism, balance blood sugar, and regulate your appetite. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Sep. 2023 The tortillas are high in complex carbohydrates, integral for maintaining energy. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 18 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of complex carbohydrate was in 1938

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“Complex carbohydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complex%20carbohydrate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

complex carbohydrate

noun
: a polysaccharide (as starch or cellulose) consisting of usually hundreds or thousands of monosaccharide units
also : a food (as rice or pasta) composed primarily of such polysaccharides
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