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This is an index of the health notes included in recipes. These short tidbits of information can help answer questions on everything from Omega-3 Fats in fish to whether to cook chicken with the skin on or not. Want to know about garlic and cholesterol? Is it okay to eat eggs or not? It's all here.


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Sugar Basics

The basic building block of sugars is the saccharide and the most basic of these is the monosaccharide (mono = single, saccharide = sugar).

The primary fuel for your body is the monosaccharide, which is glucose. Your body also uses the simple sugar fructose which is commonly called fruit sugar.

"Sugar" generally refers to table sugar or granulated sugar. Its chemical name is sucrose and it is a disaccharide made up of the two simple sugars: glucose and fructose. It is a highly refined product usually made from sugar cane or beets.

You hear all the time that sugar is bad for you and using "natural" sugars is healthier. This is silly. Sugar is sugar.

Another common disaccharide is lactose (also known as milk sugar). It is made of one glucose molecule and one galactose molecule. Read More "The Health of It All..." Articles