It's sometimes helpful to think of the body as an engine.
It takes in fuel (in our case, food) and transforms it into energy.
During this process sugar and fat is converted into molecules called adenosine triphosphates (ATP). ATP is then transformed into a similar molecule called adenosine diphosphate (ADP) 👩🔬
When this happens, energy is released. Your cells use this to fuel everything you do, from simply breathing to sprinting to catch the bus.
When you think about it, that's pretty incredible! Something simple like a banana (110 calories) literally fuels 1 mile of running (which burns roughly 100 calories)! 🤯
But like any good engine, the fuel you use is going to make a big difference on the energy output. So in the next Pulse, we're going to be talking more about the different kinds of macronutrients and the impact they have.