Simple carbohydrates provide large amounts of energy over a short period of time. They are often found in ice cream, sweets, soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, table sugar etc. Starch on the other hand, provide with sustainable energy, as they are slowly broken down into simple carbohydrates over a longer period of time. Starch is found in bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, oat, cassava, sweet potatoes, yam etc. Dietary fibre helps maintaining a healthy gut, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It is found in whole grains and cereals, fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts.