any of a class of organic compounds that are polyhydroxy aldehydes or polyhydroxy ketones, or change to such substances on simple chemical transformations, as hydrolysis, oxidation, or reduction, and that form the supporting tissues of plants and are important food for animals and people.
- non·car·bo·hy·drate, noun
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How to use carbohydrate in a sentence
During the Ice Age, those hunters also would have stored edible plants to meet their carbohydrate needs in winter.Harsh Ice Age winters may have helped turn wolves into dogs | Bruce Bower | February 3, 2021 | Science News For Students
Your muscles run on a substance called glycogen, which your body makes from carbohydrates.
When you eat carbohydrates, your body processes them with insulin, which shuttles blood glucose into fat stores, leaving you hungry.Is keto really better for weight loss? A new study takes a closer look at the diet. | Tamar Haspel | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Hydrolysates are highly processed and involve further efforts to break apart the proteins into smaller peptide chains removing fats, carbohydrates, and other protein non-essentials.
Laura Katz, the company’s founder, plans to use microbes to synthesize the milk’s constituent compounds—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats—and then recombine them into a nutritious liquid.Startups are racing to reproduce breast milk in the lab | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
“My diet was designed to prevent carbohydrate cravings,” Watson told The Daily Beast.
Unfortunately for the proponents of high-carbohydrate diets, high blood triglycerides are a major risk factor for heart disease.
For the last several decades, the AHA has promoted a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet as a cornerstone of heart health.
Based on what we know now about high carbohydrate eating, the obesity epidemic was predictable.
And insulin stays high as long as blood sugar levels stay high—the direct result of eating a high-carbohydrate diet.
Practically, however, protein and carbohydrate are essential, and it is better to have a mixture of all three.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
However, with the exception of potato salad, salads are probably never taken as a source of carbohydrate.
On the whole, desserts can therefore be regarded as high-carbohydrate foods.
Raisins, being extremely high in carbohydrate, are especially valuable as an ingredient.
The carbohydrate of vegetables is found in both its forms, starch and sugar.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for carbohydrate
any of a large group of organic compounds, including sugars, such as sucrose, and polysaccharides, such as cellulose, glycogen, and starch, that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, with the general formula C m (H 2 O) n : an important source of food and energy for animals: Informal term: carb
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Scientific definitions for carbohydrate
Any of a large class of organic compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, usually with twice as many hydrogen atoms as carbon or oxygen atoms. Carbohydrates are produced in green plants by photosynthesis and serve as a major energy source in animal diets. Sugars, starches, and cellulose are all carbohydrates.
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