Glucose Meaning

What is Glucose:

Glucose is the main sugar that circulates in the blood and is the first source of energy in the body for living beings including plants and vegetables. Glucose is a monosaccharide, a type of simple sugar, white in color, crystalline, soluble in water and very little in alcohol, which is found in the cells of many fruits, honey, blood and tissue fluids of animals.

Glucose is found in abundance in nature, in the free state or in combination. Glucose is a very important energy food and constitutes the main form of use of sugars by organisms.

The main function of glucose is to produce energy for the living being and to be able to carry out the processes that occur in the body such as: digestion, cell multiplication, tissue repair, among others. Likewise, glucose is one of the main products of photosynthesis and fuel for cellular respiration.

Obtaining glucose begins when, when eating a food that contains glucose, the fatty acids in the stomach break down the food and absorb the nutrients that are transported in the blood, at that time the liver takes the glucose and converts it into energy through the cellular respiration process. In this process, the hormone insulin must allow glucose to enter the cells and, when this is not possible, what is known as disease originates: diabetes.

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