A balanced diet should consist of the 3 major Macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins) along with Micronutrients(Minerals and Vitamins) and water. Daily in cooking we use Macromolecules. Some students need a specialized diet so knowledge of the function of Macromolecules is important.
Some persons can not break down sugar easily in their bodies and need a special diet. This lesson will explore the possibilities of integrating the knowledge of Macromolecules into menu suitable for a diabetic person
Is there a specific macromolecule I should include in my diet as a diabetic teenager?
What is the function of Macromolecules in my diet?
Does it matter what you eat as a diabetic teenager?
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- H.B.2 The student will demonstrate the understanding that the essential functions of life take place within cells or systems of cells.
- H.B.2A The essential functions of a cell involve chemical reactions that take place between many different types of molecules (including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids) and are catalyzed by enzymes.
- H.B.1 The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.