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    What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates play a major role in our body, but many people don’t even know what they are. To show the true role of carbohydrates in the body you need to thoroughly break down every carbohydrate. CH2O is the general molecular formula for carbohydrates and it was once even called “hydrated carbon”. Each and every carbohydrate contains at least one carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atom, as well as being an organic compound. Though many people believe carbohydrates are bad for…

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    Low Carbohydrate Diets

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    Introduction Carbohydrates are essential to the human diet, but sometimes people want to lose weight, so they start a low-carbohydrate diet. A low-carbohydrate diet is a diet that is defined as limiting a number of carbohydrates that a person can ingest. While some people find carbohydrates to be the source of weight gain, they actually keep the human body functioning properly. A low- carbohydrate diet is a great way to lose weight and provide the body with energy, but it is important to know…

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    Carbohydrates Case Study

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    baseline for 80minutes. The results didn’t show what was expected as since it was a foodstuff that only contained carbohydrate. It also had a high GI and therefore was expected to raise blood glucose levels more quickly than those that also contain fats and protein. Also liquids that contain carbohydrates will cause blood glucose levels to rise faster than solids that contain carbohydrates, as they don’t need to be broken down and allow for rapid absorption. Results may not have resembled this,…

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    The structure and function of carbohydrates (25 Marks) Carbohydrates are made from Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H) and Oxygen (O). A monosaccharide is the monomer sub unit of carbohydrates and can be joined together through a condensation reaction to form a glycosidic bond between the two monomers which is known as a disaccharide. The above diagram shows a condensation reaction taking place. There is a reaction between two monomer sub units, in this case α-glucose and ethanol, which involves the…

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    Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids are large biological molecules that play a major role in relation to the structure and function in plants and animals. These organic molecules consist of many examples and functions. Each biological molecule has a unique function and emergent properties that helps contribute to the cellular structure in both plants and animals. These biological molecules are known as macromolecules because they are large and are composed of thousands of atoms.…

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    A carbohydrate calculator does little more than estimate the carbohydrate quantity you will require daily. This value differs from one individual to another, as it is basically determined by the minimal glucose usage of the brain. This is because as opposed to other body parts, the nervous system with the brain at its centre, cannot burn fat for its energy and therefore requires carbohydrate to get the required energy that may be needed by it. Reports from the institute of medicine recommend a…

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    as their energy sources to function. Macronutrients includes carbohydrates, fats, and protein, each functioned as energy sources with special addition functions for each nutrients. However, the highest energy contributor comes from breaking down carbohydrates, which means that carbohydrates are more satiating (6). Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver to maintain blood glucose supply and with adequate supply of carbohydrates, it can prevent exhaustion, fasten metabolism in the body,…

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    beneficial or harmful effect of low-carbohydrate diet has not been clearly demonstrated. A low-carb diet is beneficial for alleviating cardiovascular disease risk factors. Also, the low carbohydrate dieters reported less confusion and responded faster during an attention vigilance task than the reduced calorie dieters. Contrarily, it has been reported that low carbohydrate dieters performed worse on memory related tasks because of reduced dietary carbohydrate. Furthermore, low-carb diet does not…

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    of Unknown Carbohydrates Using Various Biochemical Techniques Practical Assessment LO1 Introduction: The experiment conducted involved subjecting six samples of unknown carbohydrates to different methods of identification, this is involved several reagents including Benedict’s reagent, Barfoed’s reagent and iodine solution, these reagents provided the investigation with credible and accurate results as the reagents stated above give good indicative results to the types of carbohydrates present. …

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    what defines a carbohydrate? In lecture and lab, we learned all of the basics about Carbohydrates and how it is applied in real life; things like the different groups, what they do, where they come from, and their importance in the body. In lecture, we learned that carbohydrates are compounds that include: sugars, starch, and cellulose; the latter existing in plants. Carbohydrates function as an energy source, provide cell structure, and aid in cell identification. All carbohydrates are made…

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