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Ch 11: Biology: Nutrition - Carbohydrates

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In this chapter are fun video lessons that provide a comprehensive overview of nutrition and carbohydrates in biology. Use these lessons to learn about the importance of carbohydrates, types of fiber, blood glucose and more.

Biology: Nutrition - Carbohydrates - Chapter Summary

When studying biology, it's good to feel confident that you understand all it encompasses. This chapter ensures you know everything about nutrition and carbohydrates in biology by covering lactose intolerance, carbohydrate deficiency and so much more. After reviewing the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and function of carbohydrates
  • Define carbohydrates, identify what foods have them, and discuss intake guidelines
  • Share the importance of carbohydrates, their functions and the impact of deficiency
  • Discuss lactose intolerance and the major disaccharides
  • Explain the importance of the regulation of blood glucose
  • Provide details about insoluble and soluble fiber

Take full advantage of the resources in this chapter while soaking in information about nutrition and carbohydrates in biology. Each lesson is available as a video and full transcript and can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Test your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. If you need additional details about chapter topics, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Biology: Nutrition - Carbohydrates
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Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

1. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.

What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

2. What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

Do you know which foods contain carbohydrates? Learn sources of both simple and complex carbohydrates, as well as how many carbs you should consume each day to stay healthy and avoid disease, in this lesson.

The Importance of Carbohydrates: Functions & Impact of Deficiency

3. The Importance of Carbohydrates: Functions & Impact of Deficiency

The main function of carbohydrates is to provide the body and brain with energy. An adequate intake of carbs also spares proteins and helps with fat metabolism. Learn about the roles carbohydrates play and what happens when you don't get enough of them.

Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

4. Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

Disaccharides are a class of sugar created by the combination of two monosaccharides. The three major disaccharides in your diet are maltose, sucrose, and lactose. In this lesson, you will learn about these disaccharides and a common digestive system disorder called lactose intolerance.

Regulation of Blood Glucose: Importance & Nutrient Conversion

5. Regulation of Blood Glucose: Importance & Nutrient Conversion

Blood glucose levels are closely regulated and maintained within a narrow range. Learn how the pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon, maintain normal blood sugar levels and how other nutrients can be converted to blood glucose in this lesson.

Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs

6. Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs

If you didn't know this already, there are many different kinds and functions of fiber! You'll learn about what dietary, functional, total, soluble, and insoluble fiber is and how much you need each day and why.

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