Is chewing food a potential energy?

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Is chewing food a potential energy?

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I just love water. I always order it in packages. but something has gone wrong lately. I tried to call the hotline to solve the problem. But the only thing that helped me was contacting glacier water customer service. Good luck

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It is both types of energy actually (potential and kinetic). The act of chewing involves kinetic energy (moving your jaw, the energy burned processing the food, etc.). When you consume the nutrients in the food, they are converted to potential energy which when used is then converted to kinetic energy when you use the muscles for more chewing, walking, breathing, etc. So, you turn potential energy, stored in glucose in your muscles, into kinetic energy when you chew the food by moving those muscles and digest the nutrients, which stores up more potential energy to be converted into other examples of kinetic energy when you burn that fuel for walking, running, living. Bit of a big circle.

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