Sugar, something we are in touch with everyday. Without sugar, us humans simply won’t be alive. But do you know what sugar is composed of and what makes it so important to us? If not, don’t worry about it now, because I’m going to help break that down for you.
According to sources from Wikipedia, sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. The various types of sugar are derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose. However, what we often refer to when when say “sugar”, the sweet-tasting white particles, are composed of a molecule called “sucrose”. Sucrose is discovered to be a disaccharide, a molecule composed of two monosaccharides: glucose and fructose. Sucrose is produced naturally in plants, with the molecule formula of C12H12O11.
But what makes sugar so important to us and why our bodies is always in need of it? That’s because our body does need carbohydrates, which are broken down into sugar in your body. This sugar is essential for your body to create energy to survive. However, it is not necessary to include sugary foods or added sugars in the diet in order for your body to make energy. A diet with adequate complex carbohydrates (from foods such as whole grains and legumes) as well as foods containing natural sugar (such as fruit and milk) will fulfill this role. In simple words, sugar is the basic fuel our body req