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Sugar

Definition

noun, plural: sugars

(1) Any monosaccharide or disaccharide, used especially by organisms to store energy.

(2) Any sweet, crystalline solid disaccharide used as sweetener or preservative.


Supplement

The term sugar is the generic term for any disachharides (e.g. sucrose) and monosaccharides (e.g. fructose, glucose). Sugars are essential structural component of living cells and source of energy in many organisms. Sugars are classified based on the number of monosaccharide units present. The monosaccharides join to form more complex sugars, e.g. disachharides (e.g. sucrose).


Word origin: from the Arabic and Persian ‘’shaker’’.

'’See also: carbohydrate

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Re: sugar consumption and weight gain

Sugar stimulates weight gain as much as other carbohydrates or other macronutrients: fats and proteins. It's about calorie intake, not sugars. The point is, that sugary foods are usually calorie dense. One chocolate bar (100 ...

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by boron
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: sugar consumption and weight gain
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sugar consumption and weight gain

How eating sugar(sucrose) causes weight gain ? Table sugar has low glycemic index than commonly used foods and we use little amount sugar ( usually few grams and it add only few calories ). Then, why we want to go for artificial ...

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by josem
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: sugar consumption and weight gain
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Views: 610

Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... in that with the queen and the larvae in it. Before I read your advice about food, I put in a tiny piece of egg, a tiny piece of bread-soaked-in-sugar-water, and a tiny piece of apple, to give them a selection. I will try the honey. I -think- they might be Argentine ants, just from the look and ...

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by Waylah
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Views: 1821

Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... workers, some deal fine even completely without but that depends on the species. As long as you have a few, it should be fine. Most ants need some sugar (honey in water) and proteins to survive. Pure water isn't bad as well. The honey should be without pesticides/insecticides, best is organic honey. ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Fasting and bloodsugar

After a meal, there is increase in the blood sugar level (glucose), which is regulated by Insulin secretion. But during fasting, when there is no food directly provided to the body to get it converted to glucose , blood sugar level rises slowly ...

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by vinu
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:44 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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