Nutrients . Chemicals of Living Things. Biological Macromolecules. Living things are composed of nonliving materials (molecules and ions) Some molecules and ions are simple (water, phosphates, hydrogen ions, sodium ions, calcium ions, etc). They are inorganic matter.
Chemicals of Living Things
- Nucleic acids
Glucose (C6H12O6) is found in all cells of our body and is the primary source of energy
Fructose – a simple sugar found in fruits
Galactose – one of the sugars found in milk
The body doesn’t destroy the minerals but loses them in sweat and urine; it is important to replenish them through a balanced diet - fruits, whole grains, meats, and vegetables.