Category: Biology

Sugar: What You Have To Know For Weight Loss And Health

Cut Sugar For Weight Loss And Health

Want to lose weight? Want to be healthy? You need to understand how your body uses sugar (carbohydrates) and what sugar does to your body. Simple sugars in foods include the monosaccharides glucose, fructose, and galactose. Disaccharides (compounds made from two molecules of sugar) such as maltose, sucrose (table sugar), and lactose (the sugar in milk) are also generally considered simple sugars. All of these…

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What Are Free Radicals?

An Unstable Free Radical

Free radicals are atoms or molecules with unpaired electrons. These molecules are considered oxidized. Because in most molecules this state is very unstable, free radicals are highly reactive and therefore try to pair these unpaired electrons in whatever manner they can. This unstable state is often stabilized when the free radical grabs or shares an…

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