Your metabolism is the key to sustaining a healthy life in all organisms. When people think of the word, you might hear connections to their diet or weight loss, but your metabolism does so much more. Today we will be taking a closer look at what your metabolism’s purpose is in your body and what you can do to increase its effectiveness.
Your metabolism turns the food you eat into the energy that is used for you to keep going throughout your day. Metabolism can also be separated into multiple categories, Catabolism, the breakdown of molecules to obtain the energy you use. There is also the category known as anabolism, which is the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells. Your metabolism is reliant on your nutrition value, so what you are putting into your body is important to make sure your metabolism is working properly.
Nutrients for Your Metabolism
The different types of nutrients you take such as carbohydrates, lipids, and protein, as well as vitamins, all play a different role in how they affect your metabolism. By eating the correct foods you have the ability to speed up your metabolism and also have it running smoothly.
Foods such as rice, potatoes, pasta, and bread make up half of a normal diet, are full of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a great source of energy for humans. They also provide protection against the breakdown of proteins when energy levels are low.
Lipids, found it foods such as beef, pork, fish, oils and dairy products play an important role in your metabolic process. Also, lipids are a source of metabolic energy for growth including reproduction and movement, including migration.
Protein can be found in eggs, almonds, certain beans, oats, and plenty of other places. We all understand having protein intake is important, but do you ever consider why? Protein has many health benefits to support your metabolism such as promoting the use of short term storage energy (glycogen) and helps bone health increasing density. Protein is also able to help muscle development while curbing your appetite.
The Correct Vitamins
Ever feel tired and its only three hours into the day. Most physicians might suggest you take vitamins in order to help decrease fatigue. This is due to the fact that vitamins act as a co-factor for enzymes. This means they help break down glucose for energy production. Of course, you can always eat different foods in order to make up for the lack of nutrition. Vitamins, are mostly water soluble and can do the trick with a simple pill.