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Metabolism describes the process of the body expending energy and burning calories. Metabolism relies on the nutrients you consume in order to convert it into energy and the body will use that energy to breathe, circulate blood, repair cells and functions.
Metabolism can be fast, slow, or ‘average’ – it depends
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