Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (19):
Most desirable form of energy for your nervous system
130 gms to function
Glucose by photosynthesis
What are the 3 Monosaccharides?
Sucrose (table sugar)
Glucose + fructose
Lactose (milk sugar)
What is Fiber?
The part of the plant that we eat but cannot digest
What is Glycogen?
Provides energy when it has been longer than 4 hours since your last meal
What are grains?
Important staple and source of nutrition
People with a deficiency of the enzyme lactase can’t
Digest lactose properly
Is released by the pancreas in response to high blood glucose levels after a carbohydrate heavy meal
Glucose in excess of immediate energy needs will be stored into
Glycogen in liver and muscle
Minimum amount of carbohydrates
DRI 130 grams per day
14gms of fiber per 1000 calories to promote heart health
What should never be given to children younger than one year of age
Sugar Alcohol is also know as
Result in long term damage
Leg foot amputations