This all-in-one blood monitor and syringe allows diabetics to monitor their blood glucose level and take an appropriate dose of insulin with the pen. Use these free images for your websites, art projects, reports, and Powerpoint presentations! Carbohydrates provide energy for the body, enabling metabolism, thus preventing the breakdown of protein as an energy source. Carbohydrates are found in varying amounts in many foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, beans, milk, milk products, and foods with added sugar (candy and soda). Complex carbohydrates in foods are broken down and converted to simple carbohydrates (glucose) before being absorbed in the blood and used as energy.
Carbohydrates are also called saccharides, which comes from sakkron, a Greek word that means sugar. Carbohydrates are usually classified into three broad categories: sugars, starches, and fiber. An oligosaccharide that yields two monosaccharide molecules on hydrolysis is a disaccharide, while those that break down into three or four monosaccharides are called trisaccharides, tetrasaccharides, and so on. Polysaccharide examples include starch, cellulose, pectin, glycogen, inulin, and hyaluonic acid.


These include sugars like monosaccharides, disaccharides and oligosaccharides like trisaccharides and tetrasaccharides. The polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates that are considered good for health because it takes more time for the body to break them down. Choose complex carbohydrates over foods with simple carbohydrates by making simple substitutions in your meals. Learn to read labels of packaged foods to determine the classification of carbohydrates contained—whether they are made of simple sugars or complex carbohydrates. Metabolism to glucose increases the blood sugar levels, which triggers the pancreas to release a hormone called insulin.
Disaccharides have a chemical formula of Cn (H2O) n-1 while trisaccharides and others are Cn (H2O) n-2, etc.
Simple carbohydrates are easily digested basic sugars that offer little health value for the body when taken in large amounts.
They usually have a low glycemic load, meaning that you get lower amounts of sugar, which is released at a slower rate, producing small increases in blood sugar levels, instead of the peaks and valleys characteristic of simple sugars. For example, choose brown rice instead of your usual white rice, or eat whole-wheat bread or pasta instead of white bread or pasta.


Look at the first ingredient, and if it is whole-wheat flour, it's more likely to be a complex carbohydrate with fiber. The classification of carbohydrates may be done according to chemical structure (such as monosaccharides or polysaccharides) or physiologic function, such as simple sugars, starches, and fibers, which are found in fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, resistant starch and fiber are not digested or broken down in the small intestine, but these have many positive health effects.
These include homopolysaccharides (with several monosaccharides of one type) or heteropolysaccharides (with different types of monosaccharides).
Monosaccharides are classified into tiroses, tertroses, pentoses, etc., and as ketoses or aldoses, depending on their ketone or aldehyde group.
Although fruits and vegetables contain simple carbohydrates, they are healthier than processed foods like cookies and cakes because they contain fiber. This changes the way that your body processes the sugars because fiber slows down their absorption.



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