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Posts tagged carbohydrates

June 3, 2014

 

Lots of bananas stacked on top of one another.

The Ins And Outs Of Fat Storage

Most people know that it's a good idea to stay away from fatty foods, but do you know how the body stores fat?

January 30, 2013

 

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The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

January 23, 2013

 

alien toy with earth behind

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

August 21, 2012

 

beer flight made with barley

How Is Barley Turned Into Beer?

Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.

November 16, 2009

 

A yummy chocolate cake

Food And Mood

Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?

February 23, 2009

 

Assorted candy pile

Sweet Tooth

Every time you eat sugar, in-mouth bacteria feed on the carbs and produce acid that harms the teeth.

February 25, 2008

 

Potatoes at the Grocery

Potatoes For Health

Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?

September 27, 2007

 

Man giving blood

Not My Type? Not a Problem

Researchers have found a way to convert types A and B blood into type O, which can be transfused into any patient. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 16, 2005

 

Simple and Complex Carbs

Despite what past diet fads may have led us to believe, carbohydrates are our bodies’ preferred source of energy. All carbohydrates share the same fate of being broken down into sugars that are used to fuel your brain and body. What’s the difference then between simple and complex carbohydrates? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003

 

How Many Calories are in Your Lunch?

Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?

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