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Simple carbohydrates are
also known as simple sugars. Simple carbohydrates add a sweet taste
in foods. Foods containing simple carbohydrates include fruit,
sugar and candy. Due to the form of simple carbohydrates, they
enter the bloodstream very quickly.
More examples of simple
Examples of simple
carbohydrates are glucose, sucrose, fructose, and lactose. Foods
which contain these forms of simple carbohydrate are simple carbs.
Such items are white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner's sugar, corn
syrup, honey, maple syrup, fruit juice, milk, yogurt, candy,
cookies and pastries.
Which is better:
complex or simple?
carbohydrates are complex carbohydrates are bad, but generally
speaking, we need more complex carbohydrates than simple. The
reason for this is because complex carbs have more fiber, vitamins
and minerals necessary for bodily function. Simple carbohydrates
are found in many items and is also necessary. Milk contains simple
carbs, and the vitamins and minerals found in milk are necessary.
The simple carbs in milk is a good thing, where a simple carb like
sucrose (table sugar) in cookies and cakes isn't as necessary or
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