Simple Carbohydrates

Carbohydrate 101

Carbohydrate, any member of a large class of chemical compounds that includes sugars, starches, cellulose, and related compounds. These compounds are produced naturally by green plants from carbon dioxide and water (see photosynthesis). Carbohydrates are important as foods; they supply energy and are used in the production of fats. They are also used in various forms in industry and commerce.

There are three main classes of carbohydrates. Monosaccharides are the simple sugars, e.g., fructose and glucose; they have the general formula (CH2O)n, in which n is an integer larger than

Types of Carbohydrates and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The article presents information on types of carbohydrates and risk of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the role of dietary carbohydrates in the etio...

Carbohydrates and health: Not that simple...or that complex

Investigates the relationship between carbohydrates and heart diseases. INSETS: The problem with bad carbohydrates;Glycemic index and health.

Many Simple Carbohydrates Besides Glucose are Present

The article highlights the results of a research that examines the levels of sugar and polyol in preovulatory ovarian follicular fluid (FF)with those circulation. According to the authors, many s...


All foods consist of three basic constituents: proteins, fats and carbohydrates (CH). Of these three, the carbohydrates are the most common. They are present in all foods and are our basic energy source.

Maintenance of our vital functions is impossible without carbohydrates. Since most carbohydrates come from vegetables it is important that the vegetable fibre is not removed in processing.

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