Carbohydrates

Noah Roark

Introduction

Carbohydrates are a group of chemical compounds that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Carbohydrates are naturally occurring compounds that are essential energy sources for all living things.

Function of carbohydrates

Living things mainly use carbohydrates for energy and cell walls. Carbohydrates are found stored in the plant cells. In animals their carbohydrates are stored in their blood stream.

Types of Carbohydrates

Glucose--a simple form of sugar in which comes from photosynthesis

Fructose--is found in honey and some fruits and vegetables

and finally

Galactose--is found in milk

Connections to "our" life

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy to us; carbohydrates provides 4 kcal of energy for us. Glucose is the only substance that can provide energy to our organs, especially the brain
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Work Cited

"Carbohydrates." UXL Complete Life Science Resource. Ed. Julie Carnagie and
Leonard C. Bruno. Detroit: UXL, 2009. Science in Context. Web. 8 Oct. 2015.

"Nutrition Sense." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2015.
Web. 8 Oct. 2015