Simple Carbohydrates

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Latest Edit: General 2013-06-18 (EDT)

Simple carbohydrates are a component of carbohydrates classified as monosaccharides. They are the simplest form of sugar and are usually colorless, water-soluble and have a sweet taste.[1]

Types of Simple Carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates include:

  • glucose (dextrose) which comes from
  • sucrose which comes from
  • fructose (levulose) which comes from
  • lactose which comes from
Article Ribose: Addressing compromised cellular energy metabolism, IHP, Nov/Dec 2009
  • lactulose which comes from
  • galactose which comes from
  • xylose and ribose


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