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simple carbohydrate

A sugar (e.g., fructose, glucose) chemically composed of only 1 (monosaccharide) or 2 (disaccharide) units; as opposed to complex carbohydrates, which contain multiple different sugar units.
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Our patient was successfully treated with dietary management mainly by avoidance of simple carbohydrate. Hypoglycemia spontaneously remitted within two months.
The study, to be published in the journal Appetite, showed the children who had a simple carbohydrate meal were reacting at levels normally associated with someone of 70 three and a half hours after eating.
Simple carbohydrates are sugars and other sweet-tasting substances, such as honey, cakes and biscuits.
Linda Langdon, founder and president of Low Carb Creations, Vancouver, Wash., engaged a number of natural ingredients including hydrocolloids such as xanthan and guar and almond flour to emulsify and reduce simple carbohydrates. The resulting products were low calorie and low-carb (and, she claims, tasty) versions of pizza trust, tortillas, cookies and cheesecake.
While simple carbohydrates contained in packaged, processed junk foods are certainly not a health food, athletic performance is highly dependant on proper timing and ingestion of carbohydrates, both simple and complex.
Avoid sugar, booze, caffeine, simple carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and rice and all saturated fats.
Dr Claire Pincock, of research group CDR, said, 'Everyone's cognitive function declines during the morning but we found that the rate of decline among kids who ate a complex carbohydrate rich breakfast was only half of that seen among those who ate a simple carbohydrate breakfast.'
Put simply, cut down on simple carbohydrates, which are sugars and other sweet-tasting substances.
Certain foods -- such as processed simple carbohydrates like white bread, sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages -- quickly raise blood sugar, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Eating foods high in sugar and simple carbohydrates causes the blood sugar to rise instantly and there is a surge of energy.
Western-style diets, (higher in red meat, high-fat dairy products, refined grains, and simple carbohydrates) have been associated with higher levels of inflammation in numerous studies while Mediterranean-style diets (high in fish, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and associated with moderate alcohol and olive oil intake and lower intake of butter) have been associated with reduced inflammation.
White bread is made of highly-processed, simple carbohydrates that is digested without providing many nutrients or benefits to the body.

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