Over this series, we have come to realise that the body can use fats, carbohydrates and proteins in a number of
differentways. However, there is one similar pathway that they all share in common. This pathway is the energy production pathway, which is the main method our bodies use to make our energy. Each of the 3 macronutrients can be broken down into the molecule Acetyl CoA and this is an important starting point to produce our energy. Once the Acetyl CoA is formed, it can the Citric Acid Cycle. The Citric Acid Cycle converts the Acetyl CoA into two different products following the cycle. These products are electron carriers t
hat will eventually produce ATP (our energy) and carbon dioxide (the air we breathe out constantly). This cycle is really important to make sure that the body is processing energy effectively!
Once we have produced the electron carriers that were spoken about earlier, the body uses these electron carriers to form water in the body from oxygen. The body converts the Oxygen we breathe into Water and also forms ATP from molecules called ADP. This is important, as for those who don’t know, when we use ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for energy we take a phosphate off to gain the energy from the molecule and form ADP (adenosine diphosphate). This process reverses that energy-using method to make up more energy for use by squeezing a single phosphate and an ADP together forcing them to form ATP.
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