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simple sugar

simple sugar

a monosaccharide, such as glucose.

simple sugar

A sugar molecule made of few components (e.g., a monosaccharide or disaccharide).
See also: sugar
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Indeed, alcohol avoidance, together with increased physical activity and the elimination of simple sugars from the diet, ought to be at the core of any strategy to reduce the obesity problem, he continued.
The main problem with most digestive enzyme supplements is that they facilitate the breakdown of starches into simple sugars that are rapidly absorbed as glucose into the bloodstream.
Carbohydrate or simple sugar is what fuels all plant and animal growth.
A variety of products now manufactured from petroleum could one day be made instead from simple sugar molecules, thanks to a new chemical process.
Whenever we take in food, it is converted to simple sugar so it can be used by our brain and muscles.
Although the base of the restaurant's strawberry margaritas is a homemade simple sugar syrup zipped up with fresh lemon, lime and orange juices along with sugared strawberries, we opted instead to use a margarita mix doctored up with orange juice along with frozen unsweetened strawberries and a little sugar - with excellent results.
coli feed on simple sugar molecules, producing low levels of the protein tryptophan--a chemical cousin to indigo--as a product of digestion.
The human body normally converts carbohydrates to glucose, the simple sugar that is the main source of energy for the body's cells.
I had never considered that nectar was anything but a simple sugar water," he recalls.
The AHA guidelines recommend consuming 55% of energy from carbohydrates, but do not specify the ideal level of simple sugar intake.
The sugars and starches (carbohydrates) in the food we eat are broken down by digestive juices into a simple sugar called glucose.
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine found that under certain conditions (a simple sugar diet) acai supplementation could triple flies' lifespans, from eight to 24 days.