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Apple a Day
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Apple a Day
Nutrients as Molecules of Life
Dr. Engers Fernandez
A mix of nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth.
a substance required in relatively large amounts by living organisms, in particular.
a substance required in trace amounts for the normal growth and development of living organisms..
Carbohydrates = 4 Kcal
Proteins = 4 Kcal
Fats = 9 Kcal
KCal = Kilocalories = Energy Measurement
Macronutrients as Molecule of Life
organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together
Main Energy Provider
class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, esp. as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies
Also Polymers of Amino Acids
Next Class - Fatty Acids and Review