Asked in Biology, Biochemistry, Catalysts and Catalysis
What are the enzymes in the mouth?
The saliva in mouth has following enzymes: salivary amylase or ptyalin (breaks down carbahydrates) lingual lipase (enzyme for fats digestion) lysozyme (enzyme that kills bacterial cell) salivary ribonuclease (RNase) Deoxyribonuclease (DNase) ...
Asked in Nutrition
What is the function of carbahydrates?
The function/role of carbohydrates is to mainly provide your body with the energy it needs throughout the day. The right kinds of carbohydrates, along with other key nutrients in a proper diet and an exercise routine helps fight against weight gain or weight control. Carbs dont make you fat unless you eat the refined, unnatural kinds for the body. ...
Asked in Food Groups
What are basic food groups?
The first 3 food groups provide most of our carbohydrates(energy) in the form of sugars, starches and fiber, as well as most of our vitamins and minerals--ESPECIALLY if you eat fresh fruits and veggies. The second 3 food groups provide most of our fats (some of which are actually necessary to good health) The Meat and dairy groups provide most of our protein And the dairy group provides most of our calcium the 7 food groups are: 1.Fat 2.Water 3.Vitamins and Minerals...
Asked in Food & Cooking
Why do humans need carbahydrates?
Your brain requires an uninterupted flow of oxygen and blood glucose to function. The brain needs large amounts of the sugar, glucose, which is its primary energy source. The mature, healthy, mammalian brain uses only glucose to obtain energy. A second function is the breakdown of glucose contributing to the formation of the neurotransmitters. The carbohydrates we use as foods have their origin in the photosynthesis of plants. They take the form of sugars, starches, and cellulose. The best source of glucose is...