carbohydrates · fructose · glucose · health · Jamaica · sugars

Carby Carbs

sugar cane

This amazing nutrient comprises carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

There are three types of carbohydrates:

Monosaccharides or simple sugars:

Glucose found in honey, fruits, sweetcorn and onion

Fructose from fruit

Galactose found in milk

Disaccharides:

Sucrose found in beet sugar and cane sugar- which I ate lots of as a child growing up in Jamaica 🙂

Lactose found in milk sugar

Maltose found in cereals

Polysaccharides:

Dietary fibre or cellulose which are obtained from fruits and vegetables

Get those carbs in for energy production and good digestion!

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