This article describes the function and tasks of the Fatty acid metabolism. What is it and why is it so important to lose weight?
Fatty acid metabolism: function and tasks
There is an article Already here on how to measure the burn fat. Today it’s about function. Every physical activity requires a lot of energy from the body. This energy production of the body happens in different ways. The time and duration of the respective type of energy supply and the amount of energy required are particularly important here. In this context, a distinction is made between anaerobic and aerobic energy production. Fat combustion can ensure energy supply after the energy reserves from anaerobic energy production and from Fatty acid metabolism have been used up.
The fat burning takes over the full energy supply of the body only after some time
Although fat burning starts at the beginning of a physical load, it is not the main source of energy, especially at the beginning of the load.
Fat burning becomes the main source of energy, if the carbohydrate reserves consumed after a certain time. The transition of both forms of energy generation is smooth and occurs at approximately 25 to 30 minutes of loading. The effectiveness or the efficiency of fat burning depends on the training load of the person affected and becomes the higher the better one is trained. In good athletes, fat burning is most effective at around 65% of maximum performance.
Fat burning makes it possible to provide energy through oxidation of fatty acids in the body. These fatty acids are provided by the conversion of fat reserves stored in the body. These fatty acids then enter the fat metabolism, where they have a comparatively good calorific value. Pure fat has a calorific value of 39 kJ/g, which corresponds to 9.3 kcal/g.
As a result, one kilogram of fat has a calorific value of about 29000 kj or 7000 kcal.
The role of carbohydrates in the Fatty acid metabolism
On the one hand, a certain amount of carbohydrates is necessary in the diet because it is said so beautifully that the fats burn in the fire of carbohydrates. However, if you consume too many carbohydrates, the insulin level rises, but at the same time fat burning is inhibited. A high insulin level is just gerage responsible for a good absorption of nutrients, and just not for the provision of fats for fat burning.