Asked by: Manale Eisenkraemer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th May, 2020

What is the product when oxygen burns carbohydrates and fat in the body?

As potential fuel sources, the carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the foods that you eat follow different metabolic paths in the body, but they all ultimately yield water, carbon dioxide, and a chemical energy called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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Regarding this, does burning fat require oxygen?

For people to lose weight, their triglycerides must break up into building blocks, which happens in a process known as oxidation. So, for example, to burn 10 kilograms (22 lbs.) of fat, a person needs to inhale 29 kg (64 lbs.) of oxygen.

Furthermore, at what point does your body start burning? Ordinarily, the body responds to reduced energy intake by burning fat reserves and consuming muscle and other tissues. Specifically, the body burns fat after first exhausting the contents of the digestive tract along with glycogen reserves stored in liver cells and after significant protein loss.

Besides, why fats require more oxygen for cellular oxidation than carbohydrates?

Therefore, when the greater number of electrons around the carbon atoms in fatty acids are transferred to oxygen (when the fatty acids are oxidized), more energy is released than when the same process happens to carbohydrates.

How does the body use fats carbohydrates and proteins during exercise?

Aerobic Metabolism It uses oxygen to convert nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and protein) to ATP. This system is a bit slower than the anaerobic systems because it relies on the circulatory system to transport oxygen to the working muscles before it creates ATP.

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