Essays Tagged: "carbohydrates"

How nutrients get in, and wastes get out.

ve factors.Dietary NutrientsThe chief nutrients in a diet are classified chemically in four groups: carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins (Which do not require digestion) and fats.Carbohydrates in the die ... ucose. Dextrin and maltose are intermediate products in the digestion of starch. Some foods contain carbohydrates in the form of sugars. These are the simple sugars, such as sucrose (cane sugar) or la ...

(7 pages) 267 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


t Sir. Frederick Hopkins demonstrated that foods contain accessory factors in addition to proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and water. Then, in 1912, thee chemist Casimir Funk identified that th ...

(3 pages) 164 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Nutrition and You

aintain proper health.There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health. They are: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water . They all must be in balance for the b ... desirable to practice more that one sport as different sports exercise different areas of the body.Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the sources of energy for the body. The contained energy is ex ...

(6 pages) 441 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness


otosynthesis oxygen is also produced. Photosynthesis is 'a process in which green plants synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water....The reverse of this reaction provides energy for plan ...

(3 pages) 107 1 2.8 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Fluoridation of municiple water supplies, the risks and benefits

re more resistant to acid attacks. Acid is formed when the bacteria in plaque break down sugars and carbohydrates from the diet. Repeated acid attacks break down the tooth, which causes cavities. Fluo ...

(5 pages) 65 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Critical Thinking and decision making defined w/examples APA format 1362 words from University of Phoenix class CSS 330

Which is better, fats or carbohydrates? Will drug use and crime drop if we legalize marijuana use? Is this country in a reces ...

(5 pages) 995 0 4.1 Sep/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

How Amylase Digests Starch.

body but each enzyme is only specialised to do one thing, for example carbohydraise enzymes digest carbohydrates, protease enzymes digest protein.PredictionI predict that the amylase will digest the ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Nearly 16 million people in the United States--nearly one out of every 17 people--have diabetes. And about 1,800 new cases are diagnosed each day.

ot they have diabetes. This glucose comes from food. When we eat, the digestive process breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine.People who do ...

(5 pages) 159 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Explanations of the major elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, iron and zinc.

upies a chemical niche that allows it to readily form large and complex molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and ultimately DNA. These compounds are the building blocks of life. Al ... s part in almost ever metabolic reaction in the body. It is necessary for the conversion of dietary carbohydrates and fats and proteins to energy. Phosphorus deficiencies are extremely rare. However, ...

(6 pages) 74 2 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Descriptions of the components of a plant cell.

l itself around until it reaches its destination. The golgi is able to hold everything from starch (carbohydrates that can't be stored in the chloroplasts), waste and proteins.CentrosomeThe centrosome ... he Calvin Cycle. The Calvin Cycle is the series of enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions that produce carbohydrates and other compounds from carbon dioxide. The Calvin Cycle is universal to all photosyn ...

(7 pages) 81 1 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology


ation is also used to refer to the liberation of energy, within a cell. from fuel molecules such as carbohydrates and fats. Carbon dioxide and water are the products of this process, which is sometime ...

(2 pages) 46 1 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Fat makes us fat

akes us fat. The amount of energy a particular food has depends on the calories or quantity of fat, carbohydrates and proteins that it contains. Foods can either be made up of fats, protein, carbohydr ... d which contains mostly fat will contain more than twice the calories than a food containing mostly carbohydrates or protein. One example is comparing a serving of low fat yogurt to a serving of nonfa ...

(2 pages) 75 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Bible said it First

l.Plants produce the materials (nutrients) which all living things need to sustain life and health. Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, Water and Alcohol. Also fibre.Approximately 6000 ...

(7 pages) 66 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity


ot they have diabetes. This glucose comes from food. When we eat, the digestive process breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine. People w ...

(5 pages) 245 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ps to improve the Hemoglobin level of their blood. Whole soybeans contain about 34 percent of total carbohydrates on a dry weight basis. This fraction is devoid of starch, and therefore, has less nutr ... ion is devoid of starch, and therefore, has less nutritional significance than protein and oil. The carbohydrates mat is divided into the soluble and insoluble fractions. The soluble fraction, consist ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Vanadium Insulin Mimetics

Background After a normal person ingests food, the intricate carbohydrates of the food are broken down to glucose, a simple sugar, which is absorbed into the blo ...

(9 pages) 42 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Why is Life Cellular

ow, a cell must be able to synthesize the correct complex molecules, such as proteins, lipids, DNA, carbohydrates, etc. in the correct amounts, in the correct places, and at the correct times. Most of ...

(2 pages) 41 3 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Athletes, Fitness and health diets!!!

es should pay careful attention to their nutrition needs before, during, and after exercise.Why are carbohydrates so important for athletes?Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for work ... reads, grains, pastas, vegetables, fruits, fruit juices, and juice drinks. Muscles replenish stored carbohydrates most efficiently within the first two hours following exercise. Therefore, athletes sh ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Truth About the Atkins Diet

crafted weight loss regimen it has also been tagged as a renowned and innovative source of cutting carbohydrates within your daily meals and/or snacks. Utilizing supplements has its recourses as it t ... try and eggs, along with pure fats such as butter, olive oil and mayonnaise. A total of 20 grams of carbohydrates are allowed during this initial 2-week period. These carbohydrates include vegetables ...

(4 pages) 114 1 3.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Lab write up on finding organic compounds in common everyday foods

nic compounds are present. Most common food contains the most abundant organic compounds of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Lipids are used to store energy. They include fats oils and waxes. They ... d to store energy. They include fats oils and waxes. They contain mostly hydrogen and carbon atoms. Carbohydrates are a main source of energy for most living things. Proteins are one of the more diver ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays