Fructose: A Simple Sugar Fruit sugar, or fructose, is a simple sugar that your body metabolizes quickly and easily. Fructose, has few, if any, advantages over sucrose, the kind of sugar in candy. Moderate fruit intake is recommended as part of a healthy diet. The simple sugars, like fructose, found in fruit are not a […]
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What Are Carbohydrates? They are the sugars, starches, and fiber we eat. Carbohydrates (carbs for short) are carbon dioxide combined with water and, except for fiber, are transformed by your body into blood sugar, mostly glucose, the body’s basic fuel. An enormous number of foods contain carbs. They’re the main energy source for your body […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.