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Metabolism

Metabolism is the transformation of food into energy, a process when the body turns what you eat and drink into energy.

 

What factors affect metabolism:

  • Composition of the body (which is more in the body - fat or muscle mass. The more muscles, the higher the metabolism)
  • Sex (male or female: in men, the metabolism is 5-10% higher than in women);
  • Age (with age, the metabolism slows down)
  • Food thermogenesis (energy that the body spends on digesting food)
  • Physical activity (the total number of calories that you spend daily in any activity).