Carbohydrates or Saccharides

Carb o hydrate =  Carbon and hydration for the body.

Carbohydrates are also known as saccharides, or simple sugars, they are: lactose, fructose, cellulose, lactose and glucose.  These sugars are not the white table sugar (sucrose) that most of us are familiar with, but instead come from plants or milk, which provide us with daily energy.

Fruits and vegetables provide our bodies with: nutrients, water and energy.  Their sugar group is fructose and cellulose.

Whole grains are critical for B Vitamins, which are linked to: focus, mood stability and strength. When flour is reduced from its natural brown color, the flour loses its nutritional value. The whole grains and cereal come from the group of sugars called cellulose.

Milk also provides us with the nutrients, fluid and energy and comes from the sugar based group of lactose.

Our glucose levels in our blood reflect our nutrient and energy uptake.  Eating the proper quantity of “sugars” reflect how our body is utilizing the foods that we eat and how much daily exercise we are getting.  A favorable glucose level is between 65 and 100.

Although some of these molecules are larger in size they are primarily derived from a simple molecule whose basic form is made up of two carbon’s, a hydrogen and an oxygen.