Nutritional characterization and measurement of dietary carbohydrates

  title={Nutritional characterization and measurement of dietary carbohydrates},
  author={Klaus N. Englyst and Shih-yen Liu and Hans N. Englyst},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Dietary carbohydrate characterization should reflect relevant nutritional and functional attributes, and be measured as chemically identified components. A nutritional classification based on these principles is presented, with a main grouping into ‘available carbohydrates’, which are digested and absorbed in the small intestine providing carbohydrates for metabolism, and ‘resistant carbohydrates’, which resist digestion in the small intestine or are poorly absorbed/metabolized. For the… CONTINUE READING
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