My question in its simplest sense is: would a person avoiding complex carbohydrates, but having adequate essential nutrients, be more likely to lack alertness during the day? Are carbohydrates essential to alertness?

Perhaps I should ask as well: in terms of immediate energy, is a complex carbohydrate snack (e.g. a fruit) more efficient / only efficient to boost alertness compared to other nutrients?

  • Welcome to HealthSE. Please take the tour and read the help docs. Please edit and clarify your question. Currently it is a bit unclear what you are asking. Oct 31, 2017 at 18:47
  • I have attempted to clarify it, I have edited the question.
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    Oct 31, 2017 at 18:50
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    Thanks for your edit. If you have researched this question before please include a bit from that as well. Oct 31, 2017 at 18:54


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