Your metabolism is a collection of all the small chemical reactions taking place in your body that work to keep you alive. These reactions are fueled by burning up the calories that exist in all the food you eat. If you eat more calories than you need to power these reactions, the excess food energy will be stored as fat. Each person’s metabolism is different, just like every person is different. Throughout July we’ll be exploring the different ways metabolisms work, and how understanding your own metabolism can help you become healthier.
Have you ever wondered how the calories you consume from food turn into fat? In today’s blog post, Yu-Hua Tseng, Ph.D., Principal Investigator in the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin Diabetes Center, explains the process of how food turns into fat in our bodies.