Simple Carbohydrates

Jennifer Webb 2B

Simple Carbohydrates


  • They are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy.
  • They are found in milk, fruits, and milk products also found in candy, table sugars, syrups, and soft drinks.
  • The single sugars that is found in fruits are Fructose.
  • Another single sugar that is found in milk products are Galactose.
The main sources for simple carbohydrates are Fruits and Vegetables along with Dairy Products, "Regular" Caffeinated Beverages, and Candy. Those are the food sources for simple carbohydrates.



Simple Carbohydrates can give you immediate energy but for that to happen simple sugar called monosaccharides to be broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream that way the cells can take them up in the body. Also it can burn under anaerobic conditions or circumstances when oxygen is scarce.

Simple carbohydrates are simple carbs and they provide a quick source of energy.

The sources are:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/403973-what-are-the-functions-of-simple-carbohydrates/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19534.htm

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002469.htm

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-simple-carbohydrates.htm

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