How exactly we extract energy from food? What are the processes behind it? Why do some say in going strong fatigue, and some of the rise? And why raw foodists say with experience at a constant high burst of energy in such a low-calorie diet? Let's try to sort out these issues.
All external interaction with the environment and the internal processes of a living organism consume energy. Filling takes place from the outside: food, breathing, light, etc. This article will discuss only one of its source - food
Regardless of whether we feed ourselves or microorganisms inhabiting us, most of the food is going to fill the energy losses. And only a tiny fraction of it is intended for internal construction.
Food - the raw material for energy production. The cells of any animal contains millions of microorganisms mitochondria. They energize the cells, in "exchange" for glucose, which the body is removed from any kind of food that can "handle" the digestive system and its microflora inhabiting.
Glucose in the interaction with mitochondria splits (this process is called glycolysis) and forms in the cells of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (abbr. ATP). This universal energy, which are used in all biochemical processes in the body. This is energy in its purest form it.
Those. ATP in any biological organism act as "batteries" we "charges", "feeding" mitochondrial glucose. It was only after the charge cells may consume the body as needed.
Anaerobic and aerobic glycolysis
Glycolysis can occur in two ways: anaerobic and aerobic. I will try to describe in simple terms the difference in the example of the "production" of energy from carbohydrates. Understanding this process is important.
Carbohydrates contained in foods, digested to glucose in the digestive tract. In muscle and other tissues is utilized to lactic acid without oxygen. Thus each of the glucose molecules extracted only 2 molecules of ATP. Further, if the body is not able to take the right amount of oxygen - lactic acid is not able to continue the absorption into the blood and arrive, and then to the liver, where it will again be restored to glucose. All this also requires energy. This anaerobic glycolysis.
But if the body is clean capillaries and a "strong" the metabolism of lactic acid destiny is different - it starts mass podvodimy absorb oxygen, instead of giving a lot of water and carbon dioxide (the so called Krebs cycle). As a result of this process 2 is not formed on the one ATP molecule of glucose, and 38 (!). It is a full cycle of the complete aerobic digestion method.
As you can see, the difference is significant. Energy at times more pure body capable of delivering everything you need in every area of the body!
The sum of all processes in the cells to charge them with energy is called cellular respiration. And if it fails, then no matter how much glucose has been received, "exhaust" is not much. For more information on these processes is not difficult if you want to read on the Internet, the information is not new.
The energy depends not so much on the amount of food, but on the quality of its assimilation!
The main secret of energy
When prevails anaerobic metabolism, of dietary carbohydrates are insufficient to cover the energy consumption. The body will be forced to "produce" the glucose from proteins and fats. That is not only more energy consuming, but also leave behind heaps of rubbish. Who either collects or is derived from labor. As a result, we use the fats and proteins are not for its intended purpose - as the building blocks for the body, as well as an energy source! And there is dependence on a large number of meat, cereals, jelly in the traditional kitchen and nuts with cereals in syroedcheskoy.
When microflora "pillars", the main supplier of glucose for raw foodists will fiber, "digested" Escherichia, the friendly microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract. Also in the power rawfoodist significantly more carbohydrates than the traditional kitchen. And completely disappears the need for proteins and fats as an energy source. Disappear all dietary sources of waste and pollution. It explains the striking advantage in achieving aerobic metabolism throughout the body.
Raw food diet provides energy efficiency maximum digestion. This is the main secret of the efficiency of such power.
The role of aerobic metabolism for raw foodists
I want to draw attention to the following: aerobic digestion efficiency possible without the raw food diet. Sports with aerobic exercise, tempering, periodic fasting, etc. also perfectly "clean" vessels and capillaries. But this movement is the decisive factor. We are so constituted: heart pressure is not enough blood supply to all parts of the body. Just moving people by muscle activity, is able to maintain proper metabolism throughout the body. Alas, not "imprisoned" by the nature of our sofas and comfortable armchairs cars. Raw food diet is not only cleans all the far corners of the body, as they do not pollute.
Even the "hit and miss" eating people, but with a predominantly aerobic exchange, have a much stronger health and energy than raw foodists who are not moving! In many treatises promise to run the clock and go swimming in the hole, one has only to start eating an apple, but it is not realized in "anaerobnikov". You can eat raw food for years, but have not set up a complete carbohydrate metabolism.
Try to follow the successful raw foodists. Quickly and painlessly move those who priobladaet is aerobic metabolism. Those who are accustomed from childhood to the sport or to the hardening. Or those who occasionally go hungry. They do not have a lack of energy as in the leading «TVs diva" lifestyle. They have not seen a sharp fall forces on the transition, less ailments merzlyavosti and other "joys." Much of what happens to raw foodists in the transition - it is not healing crisis, and the result is simply a lack of energy! The inability of the body to fully get it! The reasons it has become clear - the deprivation of the usual sources for the "production" of ATP and the predominance of anaerobic metabolism in the body. And if the first problem will be solved after the "shake-up" of the microflora, then the second will have to tinker even raw foodists.