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Carb Junkie

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Carbohydrates are found primarily in sugar, fruits, juice, candy and grains. They both exist in either a natural or refined form. Most carbohydrates break down into glucose (a specific type of sugar). There are two types of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Both of these feed yeast.

A diet too high in carbohydrates can upset the delicate balance of your body's blood sugar level, resulting in fluctuations in energy and mood that leave you feeling irritated and tired.

Carbs also cause PICKY EATING (limiting foods to primarily carbs, or carb-coated items like chicken nuggets), sensory issues (tactile defensiveness), toileting issues, stimming, sleep and behavioral issues. Eating a limited amount of carbohydrates can also assist in expanding the variety of the childs diet to add in healthy choices.

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