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  • Carbohydrates

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    Carbohydrates For my health project I did carbohydrates. They are the bodies energy source. Carbohydrates supply the body with the energy it needs to function. They are found almost exclusively in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, peas, and beans. Milk and milk products are the only foods derived from animals that contain a significant amount of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are divided into two groups, simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates, sometimes called

  • Carbohydrates

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    Carbohydrates Carbohydrate is a molecule that is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Carbohydrates are sugar molecules and are classified by how many sugar molecules they contain. In this article, it talks about two main carbs, Simple carbs, and Complex carbs. Simple carbs are referred to as sugars which are single sugar molecules called monosaccharides or two monosaccharides joined together called disaccharides. Two common monosaccharides are glucose and fructose. While sucrose and lactose

  • Carbohydrates

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    Carbohydrates and lipids/fats are a very important part of our lives. They have many similarities and differences among each other, which distinguish them from other macromolecules. Carbohydrates, which include sugar and their polymers, are used by organisms for fuel and building material. They come in many various forms going from simplicity to complexity. The simplest, monosaccharides, compose of single sugars whose parts are arranged around asymmetric carbons. They generally have a molecular

  • Carbohydrates

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    with other necessities such as roughage and water. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates, also known as Saccharides, are a major source for the body and an important fuel for exercise. Several surveys have found that endurance athletes often fail to consume the recommended carbohydrate levels (Frentsos, 1999; Jacobs & Sherman,1999). The structure of this macro-nutrient is mostly composed of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), with carbohydrates providing energy for the body in the form of kilocalories

  • Carbohydrates

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    Introduction:Carbohydrates are molecules that contain Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The most basic sugar- carbohydrate is the monosaccharide. Carbohydrate molecules are categorized by the number of carbons present in the molecule. Glucose, the most common monosaccharide has six carbons per molecule, which is called a hexose. Carbohydrates also have a 2:1 hydrogen to oxygen ratio. This aids in the condensation and hydrolysis reactions. A condensation reaction occurs when two monosaccharides join

  • Carbohydrates

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    start of the race, the 5 minute mark, and the 45 minute mark will be explored. The two main sources of fuel the runner uses are carbohydrates and fats, both of which have unique ways of being broken down as sources of energy. START At the start of the race, as the runner prepares themself to run, approximately 70% of their energy is provided by fats, rather than carbohydrates (sitting at 30%). Mobilisation of the body’s fat stores for energy is most important between meals and during starvation. Fats

  • What Are Carbohydrates?

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    When are carbohydrates good for us? Grodner et al (2016) mentioned that carbohydrates are beneficial by providing energy from nutrients for our bodies. By us ingesting good carbohydrates, the complex carbohydrates, they help with reducing health risks of various chronic health diseases -- cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Reference: Grodner, M., Escott-Stump, S. and Dorner, S. (2016). Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 6th Edition. St. Louis:

  • Chemistry: Carbohydrates

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    vitally important in our understanding physiology. The molecule of my choice for this final exam is Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are originated as the outcome of photosynthesis, the condensation of carbon dioxide that requires light energy and chlorophyll pigment. Carbohydrates are a huge source of something called metabolic energy, which can be found in plants which help feed our animals.  Carbohydrates are found in sugars and starches but they have another purpose which is called cellulose which helps

  • Carbohydrates

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    There are three principal kinds of carbohydrates and each are classified according to the number of sugar molecules they contain. Monosaccharides, such as ribose, glucose, and fructose, contain only one sugar molecule. Disaccharides consist of two sugar molecules linked covalently. Familiar examples are sucrose (table sugar), maltose (malt sugar), and lactose (milk sugar). Polysaccharides, such as cellulose and starch, contain many sugar molecules linked together. Monosaccharides are organic compounds

  • The Importance Of Carbohydrates

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    life to sweeten food and beverages, but sugars are much more than that. Sugars comprise the simplest carbohydrates in the human body, and have a plethora of functions. They include any of the sweet, colorless, water-soluble compounds present in plants and animals (Merriam-Webster). In order to understand what a sugar molecule is, we first must ask ourselves, what is a carbohydrate? Carbohydrates are one of the essential macromolecules necessary to sustain life (other than proteins and fats), and