The Four Major Components Of Carbohydrates

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All living substance is made up of tiny microscopic particles called atoms. When two atoms conjoin and act as a working functioning group, that is called a molecule. There are four major elements of life that an atom can be made of, and those special elements are; carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen. All mushed together their first letters form the scientific term C H O N. Different atoms make up different molecules for example, a water molecule is made up of an oxygen atom and a hydrogen atom. Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids are the four major molecules. These major four can be found in all sorts of foods and mostly all living things. The first major molecule is the carbohydrates, more commonly referred to as carbs. A single carbohydrate is made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. This includes the elements C H O prior to the main elements C H O N. The main building blocks for a carbohydrate molecule consists of sugars (Saccharides).
The three Saccharides that make up carbohydrates are; Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, and Polysaccharides. These wondrous molecules can benefit us as humans in great ways. Carbohydrates are one of the best sources of natural energy you can consume. For example, all plants use the sun’s energy to convert CO2 into carbohydrates. These powerful molecules also provide structural support for cells, and can help out with the communication between two different cells. Carbohydrates can be found almost in all foods,
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