What are carbohydrates?

Scientific Definition of Carbohydrates

A definition of carbohydrates involves a little basic chemistry. As we will see, there's more to sugar than meets the eye. If we thought the genome was complex, wait till we meet the sugar family, or glycome. The genome is child's play compared to the glycome. "Glycome" is a word coined to refer to the… Read More

Cutting Carbohydrates and Sugars?

Carbohydrates get no respect. Somehow the idea got spread around that carbs make us fat so the low-carb or no carb diets became the rage; sort of like the low-fat or no-fat diets. That's about the time that the obesity epidemic started in the U.S. Can we do without these nutrients? Yes, for a short… Read More