About 70% of all the calories we need is simply to keep us alive (resting metabolic rate), that is running essential bodily functions such as breathing, heart, liver, kidney and brain function.
Approximately 20% of our calorie needs come from physical activity, while 10% comes from the digestion of food.
Let’s break it down:
Brain: 19% Heart: 7% Liver: 27% Kidneys: 10% Muscle: 18% Other organs: 19%
Understanding where calories go after they've entered your body will carry important significance for your health and longevity. As you can see, fueling your body with the proper nutrition is just the first step to balancing a happy and healthy life.