Simple sugars, also called monosaccharides, including glucose, fructose, and galactose. Compound sugars, also called disaccharides or double sugars, are molecules composed of two monosaccharides joined by a glycosidic bond. Common examples are sucrose (table sugar) (glucose + fructose), lactose (glucose + galactose), and maltose (two molecules of glucose). In the body, compound sugars are hydrolysed into simple sugars.
Longer chains of monosaccharides are not regarded as sugars and are called oligosaccharides or polysaccharides. Some other chemical substances, such as glycerol and sugar alcohols, may have a sweet taste but are not classified as sugar.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUGAR:-
- Sugar Can Provide an Immediate Burst of Energy
- Sugar Helps You Store Energy for Later
- Sugar Can Provide an Instant Mood Boost
- Naturally Sweet Chocolate Can Improve Thinking Skills
- Natural Sugar Sources Come With Added Nutrients