Which of the following will release more energy

Question:

Which of the following will release more energy on oxidation? Arrange them in ascending order.

a. 1 gm of fat

b. 1 gm of protein

c. 1 gm of glucose

d. 0.5 g of protein + 0.5g glucose

Solution:

1 gm of glucose < 0.5 g of protein + 0.5g glucose < 1 gm of protein < 1 gm of fat.

This will be the ascending order based on their oxidation energy.

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