For the first lab assignment, watch the following videos, and then create an infographic or brochure on one of these topics:
Be sure to give us an overview on the topic from a physiology standpoint, and why we need to know about this for our future medical careers.
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for the body. They are made up of simple sugars such as glucose and fructose, and complex carbohydrates such as starches and fibers. Carbohydrates are found in a wide variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products.
From a psychiatry standpoint, it’s important to know about carbohydrates because they play a role in mood regulation. Studies have shown that a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugary snacks, may contribute to the development of depression and anxiety. On the other hand, a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables may have a protective effect against these mental health conditions.
It’s also important for medical professionals to understand the role of carbohydrates in the management of diabetes. Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for the body and have a direct impact on blood sugar levels. A diet that is high in carbohydrates may cause an increase in blood sugar levels and require adjustments in diabetes medication.
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy and play a role in mood regulation and diabetes management. Medical professionals must understand the role of carbohydrates in the body to provide optimal care for patients.
[Insert visual representation of the information provided above, such as a chart or graph depicting the impact of carbohydrates on mood and diabetes management, and a list of examples of foods high in carbohydrates]
[Insert a folded brochure template with the information provided above, images, and a call to action to consult with a healthcare professional for more information on how to manage a healthy diet]