V VII Hero wrote:
an in depth chemistry would be great, please. I know i will learn this over the next 6 months, but im anxious to learn it now.
Ya I feel ya, I am the same.
Well Carbohydrates are made of Carbon, Oxygen, and Water. You can tell from the name, Carb-O-Hydrate.
A Simple Carbohydrate, a sugar, is composed of glucose, sucrose, fructose, and lactose.
A Complex Carbohydrate is a longer chain of sugars. Simple Carbohydrates.
The reason it takes a while to digest complex carbohydrates is because they are long chains of Simple Carbohydrates and they need to be broken down, while the simple carbohydrates are already there so it doesnt need to be broken.
Complex Carbohydrates have more vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals than simple carbohydrates. Generally simple carboydrates are zero nutrition, meaning they don't containt anything but sugar and calories.
However, if you were to choose between soda and fruit juice, fruit juice would be the better alternative since it at least has some. Always opt for the whole food than the drink whenever possible.