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Category: Carbohydrates

The Citrate Shuttle

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This is a rather brief post explaining one part of multiple physiological pathways, most notably as part of fatty acid synthesis. The citrate shuttle can be narrowed down to 3 steps to allow the transport of ACoA (Acetyl Co-enzyme A) out of the mitochondrial matrix and into the cell cytoplasm, when necessary. The steps below […]

Fiber: Insoluble, Soluble and Pre-Biotics

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Through various different scrolls and searches on different sites, the universal consistency on fiber (or fibre) is that it is a plant based dietary material which is resistant to the action of dietary enzymes. In this post we will be looking at different classifications of fiber, including that of different starches which are not so easily digested […]

The Government and The Farmers

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Why does the government advise a healthy diet? This government intervention aims to give everyone a basic education on how to live healthily, not only for the benefit of our own personal quality of life because a healthy person is usually a happy person but also, which is more likely an influence for our parliament, […]

2) Eat Lots of Fruit and Veg

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2) Eat lots of fruit and veg. Easier said than done, right? Wrong. I will admit that once upon a time, not so long ago, I did not eat anywhere near enough fruit and veg. There was one sentence in one book that completely turned my approach around, and it was as follows: ‘Food is […]

1) Base Your Meals on Starchy Carbohydrates

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1) Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates. Starchy carbohydrates should take up 1/3 of your plate at each meal time. Note: There is a difference between a ‘carbohydrate’ and a ‘starchy carbohydrate’. Sugar is a carbohydrate; carrots and kale contain carbohydrate; soda and cake contain carbohydrate; but, there are multiple reasons why we should be […]

Polysaccharide Biochemistry (Starch-Glycogen-Cellulose)

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So I assume you have gotten to this page by reading the Degree Level Monosaccharide post previous, if not, then I would advise going back and reading that before going on and reading this. Much of the naming and structural aspects of di/polysaccharides is dependent on a good knowledge of the monosaccharides. If you already have this […]

Monosaccharide Naming + Structure

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So, we have already looked at carbohydrate structure before (just here) and that was a fairly in depth look… But now it’s time to turn it up to 11.  In this post we will be looking at the monosaccharides and how they are structured, how they are named, how they differ from each other, and we will also, and very importantly, be looking […]

8 Basic Guidelines For Great Health

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The UK. Britain. Good ol’ Blighty. This small collection of countries has been a global power since before your mum was born, and one of our greatest attributes is the food. Through invasion from the Vikings, the Romans, the Normans, and – in more recent years – immigration from the Jewish, the Italians, the Vietnamese, […]

Aerobic Respiration: Oxidative Phosphorylation (ETC)

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Simple explanation video, great for those in A-levels or learning for the self:   We have finally made it to the final stage in respiration, and luckily for us, this one is closest to my less advanced description, so hopefully will be easier to learn. Oxidative phosphorylation at degree-level does not massively vary from A-level, all […]

Gluconeogenesis

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So we have already looked at respiration to see the importance of glucose within our bodies, and we have looked in extreme detail into how glycolysis is the first step in breaking up this molecule to form pyruvate and even lactic acid if we don’t have enough oxygen available…. But what if we don’t have […]