Ch 38: Key Food Molecules

About This Chapter

These lessons provide you with an effective way to review your knowledge of food molecules. You can quickly and efficiently prepare for your science class or study for an exam on proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.

Key Food Molecules - Chapter Summary

This chapter identifies the most important food molecules and explains their basic structure and purpose. You will explore proteins, the amino acids they are composed of and the structure of them. Different forms of carbohydrates will be identified and the effective uses of them enumerated. Learn about lipids, fatty acids and saturated vs. unsaturated fats. Micronutrients such as vitamins round out these lessons. When you have completed this chapter, you can:

  • Identify the three main food molecules used by the human body
  • Explain the structure, function and component atoms of each
  • Differentiate between the various types of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids
  • Recognize different vitamins and explain their function
  • Define triglycerides and discuss how the body stores energy for later use

All of these lessons are created by professional instructors to provide the most important information in a quick, easy-to-follow video format. If you need to review a specific point, the video tags in your Timeline make it easy to jump to any point in a lesson. Use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to make sure you understood the most important points. The Dashboard in your account allows you to study whenever you find the time, without fear of losing your place.

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