• Biomolecules


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Now that you have learned about biomolecules, answer these questions to apply your knowledge to food labels.

Recognizing biology in your everyday life requires observation, inquiry, and critical thinking. As you seek to apply the knowledge you have gained in this lesson, consider the following questions:

  1. How do the biomolecules present in our food relate to the biomolecules functioning inside our body cells?
  2. Would you expect health supplements containing intracellular protein enzymes (in pill form) to improve cellular or body function? Why or why not?
  3. By visualizing the structural and functional differences between the four biomolecule groups, can you relate these molecules to the importance of balance and variety in a healthy diet?

As you continue studying biology, consider how the biomolecules introduced in this lesson either regulate or participate in every cellular activity described in this course.