All living things would eventually die, no matter the quality and amount of food.
All living things would eventually die, no matter the quality and amount of food.Cellular respiration is used to create usable energy from the foods that living things eat.
It's important to know that the reactions involved in cellular respiration are catabolic, meaning they break down molecules into smaller ones.
This differs from anabolic reactions, which build bigger molecules from smaller ones.
The purpose of cellular respiration is simple: it provides cells with the energy they need to function.
If living things could not get the energy they need out of food, it would be absolutely worthless.
You'll see the differences between anabolic and catabolic reactions and understand how our bodies are able to utilize the energy stored in the foods we eat.