The role of carbohydrates in a healthy diet
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The role of carbohydrates in a healthy diet

Azmina Govindji Nutritionist and registered dietician, Govindji Nutrition, Greater London

Nurses have an important role to play in improving patients’ diets. This article examines the role of carbohydrates in the prevention and management of disease. It discusses the glycaemic response and index, the importance of fibre, insulin sensitivity, weight management and the role of resistant starch in healthy eating.

Nursing Standard. 21, 3, 56-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.3.56.c6403

Correspondence

azmina@govindjinutrition.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review