Carbohydrates As It Relates To Metabolism
To have a knowledgeable grasp as to how our
body relates itself to metabolism
is to be aware first of all that our body cells are the ones
that metabolize energy derived from sources of energy that
our bodies eat.
These sources of energy are carbohydrates,
protein and fats. Our body metabolizes these sources of energy
accordingly depending on its forms.
A form of carbohydrates can be metabolized
by our body easily in a short period while another form can
be metabolized in a much longer period of time.
We get our energy from carbohydrates. It
fuels our body to do the physical activities of our daily
that our body has from the foods we eat are broken down to
bits through digestion and refined until these carbohydrates
become sugar scientifically known as glucose, fructose and
Almost as soon that these carbohydrates has
been converted to their sugar form, they are immediately absorbed
and used by the body as energy.
Any remaining amount will be deposited to
the muscle and liver areas and will now be known as glycogen.
Glycogens deposited in the muscles will now
act as the exercise energizer.
Glycogen is the energy that fuels the muscles
to make the body run, swim, climb mountains, do push ups,
play basketball, and other muscle related physical activities.
Without glycogen, the body’s muscle
will not have the energy to make the body run, swim or even
walk. It is then no wonder that advertisers would term glycogen
as the exercise energizer.
A point will come however, when the stored
glycogen in the muscles and the liver becomes saturated.
This situation would usually occur when the
body does not have physical activities like doing exercises
and other physical activities that will involve the muscle
to make use of the stored energy in the form of glycogens.
If this situation happens, the excess or
unused sugar from carbohydrates will be stored by the body
in the form of fats. An excessive intake of carbohydrates
without exercise for a long period will lead to obesity.
Therefore if you do not want to be obese,
you have to really force yourself to continuously exercise
in order to prevent fats build up from your intake of carbohydrates.
But if you think you are still incapable
of having a continues or rigid exercise,
you can start on a low level form of exercise like walking
or jogging. Be sure you cut down on your carbohydrates intake
so as to minimize fats build up.
On the other hand, for those who wish to
cut down on carbohydrates intake so as to preclude any chance
of being obese, always remember that too much is bad and too
little is also bad.
Meaning, that if you do not want to have
fats build up in your body because of carbohydrates intake,
all you have to do is make sure that you will be taking in
just the right amount of carbohydrates.
Do not go to the extent of eating very little
amount of carbohydrates or none at all.
Tags: Metabolism Of Carbohydrates