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What are Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates

The body needs of carbohydrates are determined by individual physical effort.

Materials from which the body manufactures its own or to take the necessary carbohydrates fall in the proportion of 60-80% in the daily diet.

What are Carbohydrates
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Definition

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are chemicals with simple structure consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

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Carbohydrates

These are the potatoes, green bananas, corn, vegetables and fruits.

Able almost pure carbohydrates in the form of mono or disaccharides are found in honey (glucose, fructose, sucrose).
Sucrose is the most common disaccharidein nature; it is found as such in the cane stems, in sugar beet root, in carrots, the melons, leaves and cobs of corn, in the nectar of flowers.

In the past century refined sugar industry developed rapidly, obtained either from sugar cane juice (whose content is about 18%) or sugar beet (8-10% sucrose), with all the advantages and disadvantages especially on body.
These carbohydrates, produced by different processes of the food industry (candy, ice cream, syrups, jams, cakes), are included in unfavorable factors group for health and longevity.
Is indicated that these sweets to be replaced with fruit or healthiest sweetener, namely honey.

Other carbohydrates with complex molecule, such as cellulose and hemicelluloses, are not processed by the body, but are important for the proper functioning of the body, facilitating bowel movement by stimulating peristalsis.

Another notable biochemical function of carbohydrates is to promote the metabolism of proteins and lipids.

 

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