All Carbs are Sugars
Carbs are SugarsREAD MORE
In scientific terms, sugars are not identified by flavor but by their chemical makeup. All sugars are based on a simple union of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules (C, H, and O). The sweetness of sugars will vary depending on how many molecules each of C, H, and O are in the sugar’s chemical formula.
The Carb Connection
Once you take sweetness out of the equation, it becomes a little clearer how all types of sugars can be carbohydrates. Carbs and sugars are synonymous, chemically speaking, built on the same carbon-hydrogen-oxygen formula. LESS
A Range of SweetnessREAD MORE
At the far end of the sweetness scale are complex carbs such as potatoes or peas. Though they’re still based on that carbon-hydrogen-oxygen formula, and still sugars, you’d have a hard time convincing a kid that they’re sweet. LESS