"Carbohydrate" Essays and Research Papers


Intro: Carbohydrate, any of a large group of compounds in which hydrogen and oxygen, in the proportions in which they exist in water, are combined with carbon; the formula of most of these compounds may be expressed as Cn(H2O)n. Structurally, however, these compounds are not hydrates of carbon, as the formula would seem to indicate. Carbohydrates, as a class, are the most abundant organic compounds found in nature. They are produced by green plants and by bacteria using the process known as photosynthesis...

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Carbohydrate Presentation

Carbohydrate presentation: SCI 241 Sovanna Ath What is Carbohydrate? * Source of energy * Effects of too much carbohydrates A CARBOHYDRATE IS the ideal source where your body get your energy from. Even though carbohydrates are good for your body too much of it can upset the delicate balance of your body’s blood sugar level which can result in fluctuation in energy and mood that leave you feeling irritated and even tired. It is also better for your body to have a balance of carbohydrates...

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complex carbohydrates

Complex Carbohydrates PERSONAL SUMARY: There is a very real difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. Let's look at them. Simple carbohydrates, found in rice, pasta, white potatoes, and some dairy products, contain sugars that are broken down quickly by your body. This will provide your body with a quick burst of energy, but if the carbohydrates are not used quickly, the sugar will turn to fat. That's why low-carb diets cut them out. But those diets often lump all carbs together ...

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Carbohydrates Essay

Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. These three simple elements make up one of the most useful substances for many living organisms: Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are used for numerous processes in organisms from acting in important roles of cellular recognition in the human body to storing chemical energy in plants in the form or starch. The roles of carbohydrates in the human body alone are numerous; providing energy for working muscles, providing energy for the regulation of blood glucose, preventing...

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Carbohydrates Report

Viviana Veber Bio 1510 Sec 21 Carbohydrates Introduction: The objective of this experiment was to identify the reaction of carbohydrates in Benedict’s test, Barfoed’s test and Iodine test. Carbohydrates are essential to living organisms, and the principal role of carbohydrates is the production of energy. Carbohydrates are groups of sugars that contain carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen in a 1:2:1 ratio. Three main units of carbohydrates are monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides...

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Analysis of Carbohydrates

 Abstract Carbohydrates are the most abundant organic compounds in the plant world. They act as storehouses of chemical energy (glucose, starch, glycogen); are components of supportive structures in plants (cellulose),crustacean shells (chitin), and connective tissues in animals (glucosaminoglycans); and are essential components of nucleic acids (D-ribose and 2-deoxy-D-ribose). Monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides are theclassifications of carbohydrates. This experiment involves...

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Carbohydrate and Points

the observance of a particular enzyme in a test performance. (3 points) 14.While working a part-time at a lab, the student is asked to grab a jar that contains carbohydrates. Two jars are on the counter, each labeled with their chemical formula. One is labeled C5H10O5, and the other is C3H9O3. (6 points) a.Which one is the carbohydrate? (1 point) b.What was the student's decision based upon? (4 points) c.What type of sugar is it? (1 points) 15.Many commercial food products are sweetened with...

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Good and Bad Carbohydrates

essential carbohydrates needed for athletes, and the effects of consuming carbohydrates before and during competition is very important in helping with the enhancing of an athlete’s endurance and his or her exercise performance. It is critical for athletes to ingest a significant amount of carbohydrates in their bodies in order to compete at high performance levels. Carbohydrates are the main fuel source for our body, but as athletes we must know the difference between good and bad carbohydrates. Good...

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Qualitative Tests of Carbohydrates

QUALITATIVE TESTS OF CARBOHYDRATES Final Lab Report Submitted by Brittany Fitzgerald 545301 Prepared for Nancy Cook Chemistry 3501 Monday November 26, 2012 RESULTS PART A: As a result of the Benedict’s test on various sugar solutions, it was found that galactose, mannose, arabinose, ribose, lactose, fructose, maltose, and cellobiose tested positively and therefore are considered reducing sugars. Glucose, starch, sucrose, and methyl-D-glucopyranoside on the other hand tested...

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Carbohydrates: Glucose and Taste Threshold

Practical 1 : Carbohydrates Introduction : Carbohydrates are important to human life , this practical is to investigate physical , functional and sensual properties of different carbohydrates , including monosaccharides and disaccharides . Experiment 1 Title : Relative Solubility of Carbohydrates , Glucose , Galactose and Lactose . Objective : To determine the relative solubility of glucose , galactose and lactose by measuring their saturation point at the same constant temperature. ...

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Laboratory Protocol for Carbohydrates

Experiment No. 7 HYDROLYSIS AND ANALYSIS OF CARBOHYDRATES Methodology Materials: |1% solutions: | conc. H2SO4 | |glucose, fructose, maltose, sucrose, lactose, |Molisch reagent | |agar-agar, gum arabic,glycogen, cotton, |I2 in KI solution (Lugol’s...

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Pre-lab: Identifying Carbohydrates

Analysis: Lab 1 Identifying Carbohydrates There were many ranges of color changes in the Benedicts test and Iodine stain. For the Benedicts test, this oxidation/reduction response changes the arrangement of the reducing sugar creating a colored precipitate. The change in color is correlated to the first concentration of the reducing sugar. For the iodine test, the three dimensional structure of various polysaccharides permits them to react with the iodine stain to produce a certain color. As far...

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Summary of Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Polysaccharides

Summary of Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Polysaccharides Carbohydrates are molecules that are synthesized from carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. Some types of carbohydrates consist of a single unit consisting of a few atoms, while other carbohydrates consists of thousands of units linked together through chemical bonds. Glucose, maltose, and glycogen are three carbohydrates that are similar, but structurally different. Carbohydrates have the general molecular formula CH2O...

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Chem 131 Carbohydrates Lab

D_____ J_____ CARBOHYDRATES LAB May 22, 2013 Pre-lab Questions 1. The water in test tube No. 1 is a negative control. No reaction is expected to occur because water is not a carbohydrate. Reaction by a negative control is evidence of contamination. 2. The color changes expected for positive test results are Benedict’s test: orange to brick red Tollen’s test: metallic silver Starch iodine test: blue-black 3. Identify each of the samples in Part 1 as monosaccharide...

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Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic Acid

Carbohydrates, Proteins, lipids, and nucleic Acid Lab Exercise 6 Date: 9/17/12 Bio 102-11 Purpose the purpose of this experiment was to perform test to detect the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Explain the importance of a positive and a negative control in biochemical test. Use biochemical test to identify an unknown compound. Background Most organic compounds in living organisms are carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids they are called...

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Test to Determine the Presence of Reducing Sugars, Proteins, and Carbohydrates

which usually results in folding of the protein into a specific three-dimensional structure that determines its activity. What is starch?2 Starch is a carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. This polysaccharide is produced by most green plants as an energy store. It is the most common carbohydrate in human diets and is contained in large amounts in such staple foods as potatoes, wheat, maize (corn), rice, and cassava. Its presence or absence in samples...

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January 1999 B io Factsheet Example glucose fructose galactose Number 39 Carbohydrates: Revision Summary Carbohydrates contain 3 elements: Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H) and Oxygen (O). Thus, if we remove water from carbohydrates, all that remains is carbon. Carbohydrates can be divided into 3 categories; monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides (Table 1). Table 1. Structure of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides Category Monosaccharide (made of 1 sugar molecule) ...

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3 Investigation of Action of Saliva and Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solution

Practical 3 Investigation of Action of Saliva and Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solution | Objective: 1. To show the action of saliva in two carbohydrate solutions. 2. To show the action of hydrochloric acid in two carbohydrate solutions. Apparatus & Equipment’s: Boiling tubes Metal test tube racks Beaker Graduated plastic dropper Water bath,~37°C Water bath,~95°C Stop watch ...

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Carbohydrates H2SO4 acts as dehydrating agent forming furfural derivatives which interact with alpha-naphthol librating a violet layered compound Test | Molisch test | Objective | A general test for all carbohydrates. Monosaccharides give a rapid positive test. Disaccharides and polysaccharides react slower. | Principle involved | Dehydration of the carbohydrate by concentrated sulfuric acid to produce an aldehyde | Reagent | H2SO4 | Positive results | a purple-black layer/violet ring...

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Investigation of Action of Saliva and 2m Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solutions

Science Unit code: FHSC 1214 Unit description: Fundamentals of Cell Biology Year and trimester of study: 2013, trimester 1 Title of lab report: Practical 2 Investigation of Action of Saliva and 3 M Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solutions Lecturer’s name: Mr. Paul Davidson Discussion The name of enzyme involved in this experiment is salivary amylase, which presents in our saliva. Salivary amylase catalyses the breakdown of complex...

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Investigation of Action of Saliva and 3M HCl in Two Carbohydrates Solutions.

Title : Investigation of Action of Saliva and 3M HCl in Two Carbohydrates Solutions. Objective : To investigate the action of saliva and 3M hydrochloric acid in two carbohydrate solution. Result : Table 1 : The presence of starch and reducing sugar in the solution Observation Conclusion Solution A Benedict’s test : The transparent blue solution turns into opaque brick-red precipitate Iodine’s test : The clear colourless solution turns into transparent...

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Macronutrients: Nutrition and Carbohydrates

looking for the next best thing, there are all kinds of fad diets out there that are consistently making outrageous promises to consumers. The latest in the fad diet trend is the “Low Carbohydrate/High Protein” diet. To break it down simply proteins are needed to help the body to grow and repair while carbohydrates provide energy. Both are needed in order for a person to remain healthy, which is why fad diets that promote one over the other are harmful to our bodies. Fad diets such as the “low carb/high...

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Milk macromolecular level

increased my knowledge! 1. I ate/drank milk. The macromolecular level of milk is carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Protein is called a casein which is di –is the lactose, Carbohydrate is Mono- is the glucose (simple sugar), Fat is a straight chain fatty acids that are saturated and is poly – I think. 2. The monomer for the protein is amino acid – milk has all 9-essential amino acids. The monomer for the carbohydrate is monosaccharide, which is a simple sugar. The monomer for the lipid is fatty acid...

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South Beach Diet

SOUTH BEACH DIET Developed by a Cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston, South Beach Diet teaches to rely on the right carbohydrates and the right fats (Agatston 3). Dr. Arthur Agatston is an associate professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was also elected to serve on the board of directors of The American Dietetic Association Foundation. Dr. Agatston claimed to have created the diet for many of his clients that were suffering from obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes...

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Bio practical

Title : Investigation of Action of Saliva and 3M Hydrochloric Acid in Two Carbohydrate Solutions Objective : To investigate the action of saliva and 3M hydrochloric acid in two carbohydrate solutions Results : Table 1: Observations Conclusions Solution A Benedict’s test : Initial blue solution changed to brick-red precipitate. Little amount of brick-red precipitate suspended in solution. The solution was translucent. Iodine test : Yellowish-brown remained the same. Abundant amount...

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Metabolism and Biology Textbook

about. Using a biology textbook and the resources listed, describe what the following molecules are and what they are used for in the human body. List some specific examples of each. Also list major dietary sources of each. a. Proteins b. Carbohydrates c. Fats b) Janine made this statement: “… if your brain doesn’t get carbs—well, glucose, anyway—you get really cranky. You have to have enough carbs.” Find out if Janine is right. How does the nervous system use glucose? c) Janine also...

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Lab Report for Food Test

INTRODUCTION: Carbohydrates are the product that made up from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates are form by the combination of carbon dioxide and water molecules. The carbohydrates contain two specific functional group in it which is the hydroxyl groups and carbonyl groups.A reducing sugar is a type of sugar with is an aldehyde group.This means that sugar can act as a reducing agent.The procces of reducing sugar is isomerisation,example of reducing sugar islactose...

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Testing for Macromolecules

Macromolecules Abstract : To test for macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins), iodine solution, alcohol, aceto-orcein stain and copper sulfate solution are used. The conclusions for all of the tests are positive. Introduction: A) Carbohydrate (starch) Carbohydrates are chemical compounds that contain oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms. They consist of monosaccharide sugars of varying chain lengths. Certain carbohydrates are an important storage and transport form of energy...

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Bio and Food

Date: 9/10/2012 Title: Carbohydrates: monosaccharides & disaccharides Objective: To investigate the physical, functional and sensual properties of carbohydrates Introduction: Carbohydrates are the main energy source for human. There are different types of carbohydrates, monosaccharide, disaccharide and polysaccharide. Although different types of carbohydrates have different properties, they are important in human body, for example, glucose, glycogen, lactose, etc. This practical will...

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Swot Analysis

CARBOHYDRATE ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION: * Organic compounds are the major components of cells and tissues. They provide energy for life processes, participate in and regulate metabolic reactions, and transmit information. * Organic macromolecules in living organisms can be classified as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, or nucleic acids etc. CARBOHYDRATE CHEMISTRY: * A Carbohydrate is an organic compound with the general formula Cn (H2O)...

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DIGESTION SYSTEM OF CARBOHYDRATE Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption Basically, digestion of carbohydrate involves conversion of the large molecules of carbohydrates like di-saccharides and polysaccharides into simple mono-saccharide molecules which can be easily absorbed by the body. The first step of digestion is the moment we put the food in mouth. As we chew the food, the saliva released by the salivary glands of the mouth starts its work of breaking up of the carbohydrates. This is possible...

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Dangers of Refined Sugar

its life forces, vitamins and minerals. "What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present. Nature supplies these elements in each plant in quantities sufficient to metabolize the carbohydrate in that particular plant. There is no excess for other added carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of 'toxic metabolite' such as pyruvic acid and...

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Total Life Changes

You can consume foods low in starches, sugars, and carbohydrates • 2 or 3 hours – a fruit (those allowed in protocol) • Lunch – You can consume foods low in starches, sugars, and carbohydrates 8 ounces of Iaso Tea 1 Gano pill • 2 or 3 hours – a fruit (those allowed in protocol) • Dinner – You can consume foos low in starches, sugars, and carbohydrates 8 ounces of...

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Biology Anwer Key

the way it is supposed to 2. Contrast carbohydrates and proteins in relation to their chemical structure and their functions in the organism? Similarities: both contain a carbon backbone, made of smaller structures called monomers; both are constructed by dehydration synthesis and destroyed by hydrolysis. Differences: carbohydrates do not contain the amino group, proteins are constructed of amino acids, proteins function in movement, and carbohydrates are a quick energy food made of monosaccharaides...

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Vitamins Essay

assimilates certain compounds. Nutrients are classified in 5 major groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. One of the five nutrients is carbohydrate. The carbohydrate group principally consists of sugar, starch, dextrin, cellulose, and glycogen. In more basic terms, carbohydrates are sugars needed by human and other living organisms. Some types of foods that contain carbohydrates would be candies, ice cream, fruit juice, soda, chocolate bars etc. Lastly, vitamins...

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Dietary Required Intakes and Other Nutrition

fruits. So my iprofile shows I receive protein from the peanut butter crackers I eat every morning. Carbohydrates are consumed through my fluid intake daily, sweet tea. It of course is from sugar which can be good or bad. Drinking as much tea as I do is on the bad side of carbohydrates. As the DRI on iprofile shows I am over my limit by well over 100%. The other way my body receives carbohydrates is potatoes at lunch or dinner. I have to watch certain foods I eat or can tolerate due reactions of...

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Unit 11

from unit 11 The diet plan also provides Mark with carbohydrates, and carbohydrates provide him with glucose. But he is getting two types of carbohydrates they are simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. The simple carbohydrates are sugars found in food which are either lactose or sucrose. But since Mark is lactse intolerant he doesn have any food with lactose in the diet plan. Although he is still getting sucrose. Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molicules that is belived to take...

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Diabetes Case Study

family, them put my child to bed, I am too tired to exercise.” She reports her feet hurt; they often “burn or feel like there are pins in them.”She reports that, after her delivery, she went back to her traditional eating pattern, which is high in carbohydrates. In reviewing Y.L.’s chart, you notice she has not been seen since the delivery of her child 6 years ago. She has gained considerable weight; her current weight is 78.5 Kg, she is 160 cm (5’3”) tall. Today, her blood pressure is 152/97 mm Hg...

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Healthy Eating Plan Comparison

may have different needs due to disease. Everyone knows that eating healthy is very beneficial for the body. Healthy eating requires a mixture of nutrients which includes protein, vitamins, liquids, minerals, anti-oxidants, fats, and some form of carbohydrate, predominately whole grain is best. There are many different things to consider when you are on a healthy diet. Not only do you need to watch what you eat, but exercising regularly is very important as well (Healthy Eating Benefits 2008). Healthy...

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Healthly Eating Plan

or less of sodium Our bodies rely on carbohydrates for energy. Failure to consume enough carbohydrates can result in low energy, mood swings, and dizziness. It is also very important to consume the proper amount of carbohydrates otherwise our body will store the unused portion for later use. Carbohydrates stored in the body are broken down into sugars and stored as fat in the body. This exercise showed me that my diet consists mainly of carbohydrates. Since my physical activity level has decreased...

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of health. The successive stages include ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation, and excretion.” Learning Outcomes 1. Identify essential nutrients & their dietary sources. 2. Describe normal digestion, absorption & metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, & lipids. 3. Explain essential aspects of energy balance. 4. Discuss body weight & body mass standards. 5. Identify factors influencing nutrition. 6. Identify developmental nutritional considerations. 7. Evaluate a diet using...

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Three Day Food Intake

The nutrients assessed were the lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates to access my positives and negatives about healthy eating. I entered my daily intake for three days and what a discovery. I revealed that my protein intake was excellent 70%, my lipids were high by 11%, and my carbohydrates were 80% below the recommended DRI. The results shocked me because I am not a regular meat eater, but my protein intake was in excellent. The carbohydrates did surprise me at all because I love eating vegetables...

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Identification of Unknown Carbohydrates using various biochemical tests Date of experiment: 11/10/2012 Name of Student: Vicki Marshall Introduction A series of biochemical tests was carried out to identify unknown carbohydrates. There were six carbohydrates that needed to be identified; they have been randomly labelled A-F. The carbohydrates are glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose, sucrose and starch. There was six tests that were carried out to help identify them, these were: Iodine Test...

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nutrition assignment 2 chart done X

UNIT 21: Nutrition for Health & Social Care Task 2 - Know the characteristics of nutrients Submit – 07/11/14 This task meets P2 and M1. You need to; A) Use the table below to describe fully the characteristics of Carbohydrates, Protein, Lipids, Vitamins, Minerals and their benefit to the body. (This meets P2) B) You should also use the table to discuss the nutritional energy requirements for Young Children and Pregnant women/breastfeeding mothers comparing and contrasting similarities and differences...

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being vegetarian. In this Paper you will learn information on nutrition, healthy eating plate, and even if any person is vegetarian how they can get the nutrition which is require by they their body . Nutrition comes from nutrients. Protein, Carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins and minerals, fats, and even water are all nutrient that your body gets from the food. To build and maintain your body tissue you need protein that gives you amino acid. There are twenty essential amino acids and you must have...

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BIOS242 W4 Lab Template

Ashley Williams Week 4 Lab CARBOHYDRATE TESTS Introduction To test for starches and simple sugars. <brief summary of topic investigating and case studies > <state major finding> Procedure The following tests will record positive (+) reactions or negative (‐) reactions to fructose, sucrose, cellulose, starch, lactose and an unknown carbohydrate.  Observations and Results  Report your test results in a tabular format • Record the bacteria identified in each of the Four Media Tests. Test...

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Assignment 3 Sports Nutrition

ACSM and DC, an endurance athlete needs 1.2-1.4g per kilogram of protein per day. I would recommend she consume approximately 1.2g of protein per kilogram (71g). Carbohydrates: The ADA, ACSM, DC paper recommends athletes to consume 6-10g per kilogram per day (Collier, 2014). I would recommend she consume approximately 8g of carbohydrates per kilogram per day (472g). Fats: Fat is vital to human health and physical performance (Collier, 2014). I recommend less than 20% of calories should be consumed...

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Nutrition and Foods That Are Good for Athletes

minerals, carbohydrates, water, proteins and lipids which are all essential for the functioning of the body. Each one of the 6 mentioned has a specific task, all equally important. An athlete must maintain a healthy mass and have a good nutritional diet. Athletes may also use performance enhancers with their diets. Diet Mountain bikers need a lot of energy when they cycle or race. Mountain biking is a grueling sport and ones diet is very important. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are your primary...

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food and nutrition

eaten or drunk by living things. The term food also includes liquid drinks. Food is the main source of energy and of nutrition for animals, and is usually of animal or plant origin. There are 4 (four) basic food energy sources: fats, proteins, carbohydrates and alcohol. Historical development Humans are omnivorous animals that can consume both plant and animal products. We changed from gatherers to hunter gatherers. After the experience of the Ice Age it is probable that humans wanted to create...

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Eat Well, Feel Better. the Link Between What We Eat and Our Mental Health

is the role of nutrition. Sustain(2010) indicates that a balanced mood and feelings of well-being can be helped by ensuring that our diet provides adequate amounts of certain foods such as foods that contain;- * Complex carbohydrates, Glucose from the carbohydrates we eat provides the brain’s main source of fuel. Without this fuel, we can’t think clearly. Some carbs are better than others. Sugar, white pasta and biscuits will only give you a short burst of energy. You'll feel tired and grumpy...

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P5 and M2 Homeostatis

skin and we experience vasodilatation which is when the blood comes to the surface and heat can be radiated out. Glucose Control The control of glucose in the blood is referred to as blood sugar level. The cells use glucose for respiration, carbohydrate levels fluctuate and cells need a constant supply of glucose which is achieved by hormones interacting with glycogen stored in the liver. Glucose is extremely important for cells as if glucose levels fall too low the cells are starved of energy...

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Atkins or "fadkins"

-transporting molecules in the blood -quicken chemical reactions b. Carbohydrates- molecules that contain carbon,hydrogen, and oxygen. Some sources of carbohydrates are sugars, breads, cereals, vegetables, and fruits Carbohydrates are: -quick source of energy -best for the brain and nerve tissues -there are simple and complex carbohydrate c. Fats- type of lipid and usually come from animals. Sources can be lard...

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WEB 238 Week 4 Assignment

html functions.js index.html mystyle.css newYou.js portfolio.html Computer Science - General Computer Science Complete Change Request #2 to Service Request SR-kf-011.   To steer clear of freshman weight gain, closely monitor your carbohydrate intake. Stay away from meals heavy on processed food and sugary snacks. Instead, consume as many fresh vegetables and fruit as you can. Also focus on whole grain foods. Both of these choices will help you feel more energized. A diet with too much...

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Diffusion Through a Membrane Lab

Discussion Carbohydrates such as starches, sugars and fiber come from plants. They provide us with quick energy. They are chains of sugars and are polymers of monosaccharide. They are made from carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Monosaccharide has a ring like structure. For example Glucose is a monosaccharide. Disaccharides have two sugars or two monosaccharides. Lactose (milk sugar) is made from glucose, glucose, and fructose. Polysaccharides are a polymer made of many sugars. Carbohydrates are polysaccharides...

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Recognition of Important Macromolecules

 Determination of the presence of carbohydrates and protein in aqueous solution samples Objectives To determine the presence of starch, glycogen, reducing sugar, peptide, and proteins by utilizing Iodine test, Benedict test, and Biuret test. Introduction The purpose of this experiment was to identify the presence of macromolecules by using various positive and negative controls. The principle building blocks of living organisms are essentially constructed...

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Adkins Vs. FadKins Case Study

proteins, but are good sources of protein), eggs, grains and beans. Carbohydrates - Complex carbohydrates are chains of simple sugars. Their primary role in animals is to provide energy. Plants use starch as an energy storage molecule, and use complex carbohydrates such as cellulose for support. Examples of carbohydrates are sucrose, glucose, fructose, starch, cellulose, and glycogen. A good dietary source for carbohydrates would be bread and grains. Fats - Fats are a complex of fatty acid...

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Glucose and Identifying Nutrients Gizmo

you will see in the gizmo. Vocabulary: carbohydrate, disaccharide, lipid, monosaccharide, polysaccharide, protein, starch As you go through this gizmo, think about the major nutrients we get from our food and how these nutrients are used by your body. For example, you learned in your lesson that carbohydrates (simple sugars and starch) come from foods like pasta, bread, grains, and are used by our bodies for short-term energy. When we eat carbohydrates, our bodies break them down to make energy...

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Who Is Helping to Reduce America's Belt Size- Burger King or Mcdonald's

McDonalds and Burger King. The grilled chicken Caesar salad served at McDonalds has 27 grams of protein, and the carrots provide A, C, K, and B vitamins that are essential for our bodies. The grilled chicken Caesar salad also contains 10 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 32 grams of fat, which are unhealthy for our bodies, and can cause obesity and heart disease (McDonalds.com 2012). As a result, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally, with over 17.5 million deaths...

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Introductory to Surcose

difficult and costly task, compared with such charged molecules as metallic ions. Here is an example for isolating sucrose from Euphorbia lathyris L. (EL). 4. What is the best way to detect sugars? To overcome the high detection limit of carbohydrates, most of the methods described in the literatures rely on some sort of derivatization technique since the introduction of a chromophoric moiety can substantially improve the sensitivity, and a suitable tagging of reducing saccharides usually results...

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Diabetes Mellitus

managing blood sugar levels. The second important step is to monitor the carbohydrates that we take in daily. More than any other food, carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Starches and sugars are carbohydrates and they are both broken down into glucose at the same speed. Foods such as breads, cereals, pasta, lentils, peas, potatoes, and beans are high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates raise the blood sugar much more rapidly than fats and proteins. We...

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