Simple carbohydrates are called simple sugars.Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Because sugars provide no nutrition aside from energy (also referred to as empty calories), people looking to lose weight will also benefit from eliminating sources of added sugar from their diet.Simple carbohydrates are found naturally in foods such as fruits, milk, and milk products. They are also found in processed and refined sugars such as candy, table sugar, syrups, and soft drinks.
One way to avoid these sugars is to read the ingredient lists on food labels. Look for these ingredients as added sugars:
Fruit juice concentrates
High-fructose corn syrup
If you see any of these in the ingredient list, you know the food has added sugars.