How does our food turn into energy?

And what does energy have to do with nutrition?


"...Measure of the ability to do work"... in the end the statement means that without

Because without energy we cannot become "active", for example if we couldn't get out of bed in the morning, couldn't swallow, couldn't breathe ... we wouldn't be alive at all! Our life functions are therefore dependent on the constant supply of energy!



We ingest energy with food, i.e. every day. The nutrients in the form of


Each food contains a different amount of energy. You can get an overview of the ingredients and their energy content here: (Click on the pictures!)


But not only we humans, but also the animal and plant world are dependent on energy. And especially in the plant world there is an extraordinary peculiarity; if you want to learn more about it, click on the sheet!

But the best thing about energy is: it is never used up and never lost, it is always only converted into another form. This sentence is called the.