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BIOS256 OL, Week 1 Lab Name: OL Lab 1: Carbohydrates: The sugars that feed us Learning Objectives : Understand the molecular structure of sugars and polysaccharides Understand digestion and appreciate the complexity of the human body Experiment with different foods and measure their impact on the blood sugar level Since carbohydrates are the preferred source of energy, these are an essential part of our diet. Grains, fruits, and vegetables are natural sources of both soluble and insoluble carbohydrates. The insoluble part is known as fiber, which is mostly cellulose. In this simulation, you will learn how carbohydrates are digested and learn how different food types affect blood glucose levels in a virtual test subject. An in-lab molecule visualizer will help you to study the chemical structure of sugars and learn the basics of molecule structures and chemical formulas. You will perform a real experiment to understand the action of amylase on starch.

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