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Metabolism: What does it really do?

By Anonymous May 29, 2014 - 11:50am
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We constantly hear about how something can "boost your metabolism" what does this mean and what does a metabolism actually do?

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Hello Anonymous,

"Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function. Even when you're at rest, your body needs energy for all its "hidden" functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells. " Mayo Clinic


May 29, 2014 - 4:22pm
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