Carbohydrates Part 2

Hey folks, its time for the continuation of my last post on carbohydrates. In fact personally it’s the icky part of biochemistry for me, the chemistry part.

OH. THE.HORROR.

OH. THE.HORROR.

Here’s a simple video, that gets straight down to the point which I found to be quite helpful 🙂

It’s divided into three parts :


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Carbohydrates !!

Carbohydrates.

A pretty big topic to cover if you ask me. One post alone cannot cover the vast amount of information presented to a meek uni student as myself. But we must start somewhere.

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Previously I had constructed a worlde, with various key words which played an important role, or that were subtopics of the subject of carbohydrates under biochemistry.

Let’s start somewhere shall we?

First of all, what exactly are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates, simply put are hydrates of carbon : (CH2O)n. They also provide energy, and are the most abundant molecule in our chemistry world as we know it.

PAUSE.

Let’s put all of this carbohydrate talk into our daily lives to get some perspective :

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YES !! that’s right. Bread is a form of carbohydrate, or “carbs” as we refer to them as.

Fun fact: Cakes cookies and beer are empty carbs or calories, providing no nutrition value at all.

What are the functions of carbohydrates?

one may ask. Since we are both exploring the world of biochemistry together, id be more than happy to help 🙂

Functions include:

1)Storage

2)Formation of precursor molecules

3)Playing a structural Role

4) Acting as an energy source.

These functions are pretty self-explanatory but still important points to note when learning about carbohydrates.

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