What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the sum of all the biochemical reactions taking place in our body which involve uptake or release of energy.
Metabolism is of two types:
1. Catabolism: Breakdown of biomolecules in the body to release energy.
For example: Respiration - Breakdown of glucose
2. Anabolism: Synthesis of biomolecules by the consumption of energy.
For example: Photosynthesis - Synthesis of food by the plants.