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cellular respiration process
sugar (glucose) is converted to ATP
glucose+O2+ADP = ATP+CO2+H2O
(ADP is "recharged" into ATP)
chains of amino acids;
only amino acids are small enough to pass through the digestive tract and into the body
glycerol bonded to 3 fatty acids, high energy, must be broken down into the glycerol before absorption
why eating disorders are deadly
no energy for cellular respiration, proteins cannot be produced, heart shrinks
why does the body have so many parts and accessory glands?
because different food molecules require different breakdown steps
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