- By Ishrath Shaik
What is a carbohydrate in the first place? Simply put, they are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Carbohydrates mean ‘hydrates of carbon’. They can also be referred to as saccharides derived from Greek. Carbohydrates are our main source of energy. They serve as the storage form of energy as well, in a form called glycogen.
We can divide these carbohydrates into two groups: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are sugars, like glucose (glucon-D), sucrose(table sugar), fructose (fruits and honey), and lactose (found in dairy products). These simple sugars are easy to digest and give you energy almost immediately. This is why drinking Glucon-D and eating candy gives you energy quickly.
About the Author
Ishrath is a medical student. She believes in life long learning and constantly strives to try to make small changes in this big, big world. Her life mantra is "compassion at all times, especially in times of trouble, with yourself and the the people around, ultimately leads to be being content".