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Recent Examples on the Web The end product — honey — consists of simple sugar molecules, mostly fructose and glucose, which can be easily used by the body for energy. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: A mix of honey and cinnamon may have some health benefits, more studies needed," 15 June 2020 Agriprocessing like corn wet-milling convert the starches to simple sugars. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "A Tiny Home 3D Printer Can Be Yours for $79," 20 Apr. 2020 Typically, simple sugars are metabolized and absorbed into the bloodstream pretty much immediately, providing instant energy—4 calories per gram of it. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Allulose Is a New Kind of Sugar That Doesn't Count as Sugar," 24 Jan. 2020 The glaze would be nice drizzled atop the Grandmother’s Poundcake from our Baking Basics Series or a simple sugar cookie. Washington Post, "With frozen summer fruit, you can relive sweet, sunny days in these 8 recipes," 20 Jan. 2020 The drug, given intravenously, circulates to the tumor and gets tagged for excretion in the liver, where it is rendered harmless by the addition of a simple sugar. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "How Gut Microbes Shape Our Response to Drugs," 1 Jan. 2020 Stay away from simple sugars — like Christmas cookies. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Chemistry, not laziness, is why your couch beckons to you during the dark days of December," 21 Dec. 2019 Another 25% fell into the fat/simple sugars cluster, which included sweets and desserts, but also foods such as glazed carrots and other vegetables cooked with fat and sugar. Kaitlyn Rohde, The Conversation, "Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way," 6 Dec. 2019 That means that our digestive system breaks them down more slowly into glucose and other simple sugars prior to absorption. Howard Lewine,, "Why would dietary sugar harm your heart?," 23 Oct. 2019

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Simple sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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