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Friday, August 21, 2009

Carbohydrate

Friday, August 21, 2009
In chemistry studies, a carbohydrate is a compound made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Basic carbohydrates are called simple sugar, include honey, jams, table sugar, fruits, and fruits juices. A common simple sugar that found in fruits, honey and vegetables is called glucose. It is also found in our blood, and the subtance measured of it. Blood sugar is equals with blood glucose. They are relatively small compounds. Simple sugar are molecules of single sugar units or pairs of small sugar unit bonded together.

When several of these simple sugars are linked together, they make complicated molecules, called complex carbohydrates.In other words, complex carbohydrates are compounds of long strands of many simple sugars linked together. Complex carbohydrates that come from plants are called starch. It found in quality foods such as vegetables, grains, seeds, breads, and beans.

We need up to 55% of our total food for the day consist of carbohydrate (specifically complex carbohydrate). More than 80% of our total carbohydrate intake should come from high quality fruits and vegetables.

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