What we all know about glucose is that it can be acquired through different types of food, and it is also known that it is part of different types of processes that take place in the body. But it should be known very well that when it accumulates in a very large amount in the blood, it is when diabetes occurs.
What is it?
It is the sugar in the body, which is acquired and used in order to have energy for the different activities that are done daily.
For serving us?
One of the main functions it has in our body is the generation of energy, our cells use it and through it they have the ability to carry out various activities in the body. However, if the amount of glucose that is ingested into the body is large, a large amount will be stored in the liver, which will serve as a reserve for when the body needs it.
It should also be known that our body uses glucose constantly and for different situations, and there are some that can be highlighted very easily:
- The muscles: energy is required very constantly, since what we do all the time is to move.
- Nervous system: it should also be known that the brain constantly consumes a lot of energy, and this is its only source.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.