Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is a monosaccharide that can be found in foods and the body uses it for energy.
It provides almost all the energy in the human brain and it is the body’s preferential source of energy during exercise but it cannot be eaten directly.
The body uses ATP for immediate energy needs or stores it in the form of glycogen to be used at later time.
Blood Glucose & Gluconeogenesis
No body fat can be converted into glucose but glucose can be converted into fat in the liver!
The conversion of protein to glucose is called gluconeogenesis and it happens in the liver, where proteins from the lean body mass (muscles) are converted into glucose.
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