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noun as in organic compound composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen


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During the Ice Age, those hunters also would have stored edible plants to meet their carbohydrate needs in winter.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carbohydrate, such as: cellulose, glucose, lactose, starch, sugar, and dextrin.

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