Monday, March 11, 2013
Energy comes from food. However, complex actions must take place inside your body for turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberries to be-come the energy needed to talk, stand, sit, walk and breathe. Your body must break the food into small pieces, then absorb and move them through the membrane of a tiny cell to be broken into even smaller pieces. These pieces then enter into a miniscule cellular component called the mitochondria. The mitochondria is the cell’s powerhouse. It is here that the electrical power of oxygen is harnessed to
finally break that last tiny molecule of food apart and release energy!
There are thousands of crucial steps leading up to this eventual re-lease of energy, most of which require energy themselves. This energy is derived from the calories, nutrients, vitamins and minerals you’ve previously consumed and are combined with the oxygen you breathe. Any shortage of the necessary components results in a shortage of energy. Therefore, inadequate oxygen or inadequate food intake results in inadequate energy.
Inadequate energy results in a slow metabolism. WE DO NOT WANT THAT!