Nutrition in Health: Carbohydrates Module

EngrossingEvergreenForest avatar

Start Quiz

Study Flashcards

12 Questions

What is the primary function of carbohydrates in the body?

To provide energy for bodily functions

What type of carbohydrates are glucose, fructose, and galactose?


What is the storage form of glucose in plants?


What is the recommended daily intake of carbohydrates as a percentage of total calories?


What is the role of salivary glands in carbohydrate digestion?

To convert starch into maltose

What is the term for sugar alcohols that provide sweetness with minimal or no calories?

Nutritive sweeteners

What is the role of saliva in carbohydrate digestion?

To moisten and crush fiber in food

What happens to salivary enzymes in the stomach?

They are inactivated by stomach acids

What is the role of pancreatic amylase in the small intestine?

To break down starch into small polysaccharides

What is the role of disaccharide enzymes on the surface of small intestinal cells?

To hydrolyze disaccharides into monosaccharides

What happens to fiber in the small intestine?

It is not digested and passes intact to the large intestine

What is the role of the pancreatic duct in the small intestine?

To release pancreatic amylase into the small intestine

Test your knowledge on carbohydrates, including their definition, classes, functions, human needs, sources, and digestion. Learn about the different types of carbohydrates, such as sugars, starch, and fiber, and their role in our diet.

Make Your Own Quizzes and Flashcards

Convert your notes into interactive study material.

Get started for free
Use Quizgecko on...