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METABOLISM The primary function of our metabolism is simply to provide the right amount of fuel (at the right time) to keep our bodies alive and functioning. It accomplishes this through a complex series of chemical reactions whereby food is converted to the energy we need. When we eat, the food we swallow enters our digestive tract and is broken down by digestive enzymes. Carbohydrates are converted to glucose, fats to fatty acids and protein to amino acids. Once these nutrients are broken down, they are absorbed by the bloodstream and carried into the cells of the body. Our metabolism then works to either release these nutrients as energy, use them to build and repair lean tissue or store them for later use. There are two basic metabolic processesβ€”one is constructive and is responsible for building and storing energy for the body. The other is destructive, though in a positive sense, as it breaks down nutrient molecules to release energy. The constructive metabolic process is called anabolism, whereas the destructive process is called catabolism. Anabolism: promotes the growth of new cells, the maintenance and repair of tissues, and the storage of energyβ€”usually through body fatβ€”for future use. Small nutrient molecules are converted into larger molecules of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Catabolism: is responsible for immediately providing the body energy to use. Instead of building up, it breaks down the nutrient molecules to release energy. These two processes do not occur simultaneously but are balanced by the bo ‘δ)‰…Ν•½ΈΝ•Ω•Ι…°™…Ρ½ΙΜΈ) …Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄°₯ΈΑ…ΙΡ₯Υ±…ΛŠQΡ‘½Υ Ν½΅”…ΡΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ”Ρ‘₯́Ѽ½Ω•Ι…±°΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν·ŠQ‘…Μ)Ρ‘Ι•”½΅Α½Ή•ΉΡΜθ(ΔΈ€ …Ν…°΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄θΝ½΅•Ρ₯΅•Μ…±±•)Ι•ΝΡ₯Ήœ΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄°Ρ‘₯́₯́ё”΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄)½΅Α½Ή•ΉΠΙ•ΝΑ½ΉΝ₯‰±”™½Θ­••Α₯Ήœε½Τ…±₯Ω”)‰δ•ΉΝΥΙ₯ΉœΉ½Ι΅…°‰½‘䁙չΡ₯½ΉΜΈΩ•Έ₯˜)ε½Τέ•Ι”‰•‘Ι₯‘‘•ΈΡ‘”έ‘½±”‘…䰁‰…Ν…°)΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄₯́ΝΡ₯±°…ЁݽɬΈ …Ν…°΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν΄)₯́΅•Ρ…‰½±₯Ν·Šé΅…₯Έ½΅Α½Ή•ΉΠ°…Μ€ΨΐΡΌ€άΐ)Α•Ι•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”…±½Ι₯•Μ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”™½½ε½Τ•…Π)Q‘”€Θ]••¬₯•Π€΄1…ΥΉ !…Ή‘‰½½¬)π(ΘΤ