Albert Szent-Gyorgyi the Hungarian Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who discovered Vitamin C said that hydrogen, rather than oxygen is the fuel of life.
Most of us have heard of the so-called Carbon Cycle in nature but it's really a Hydrogen Cycle. Here's how it works:
Plants take water and sunlight and break the water down into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight and the hydrogen is used to make carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and the oxygen is emitted into the air and we breathe it.
We eat the plant material, and enzymes in the body called dehydrogenators remove the hydrogen from the food that the plant makes for us. We burn the hydrogen with oxygen and emit carbon dioxide into the air which the plant absorbs.
Carbohydrates are 1/3 carbon, 1/3 hydrogen and 1/3 oxygen. When the dehydrogenators release the hydrogen from the carbohydrates, it's burned with oxygen to create energy (fuel) for the body and the carbon and oxygen form the carbon-dioxide which is breathed out of the body.
Plants gives us hydrogen to burn as fuel in our bodies. 60% of the calories we eat turn into ATP, the chemical in our bodies that we burn as fuel. Half a gram of hydrogen is enough to create all the ATP we generate every day in our bodies and 20% of the calories that gives us a body temperature of 97-98 degrees.
Our bodies store hydrogen in "hydrogen pools" in the organs with the greatest amount stored in the liver which is the body's chemical factory and our most important organ for protection and self-defense. The liver detoxifies poisons to prevent them from getting into the body. Then hydrogen is stored in the intestine, then the lungs, then the spleen.
The hydrogen atom is the smallest atom known with only one electron. If hydrogen is ionised, it becomes H- which is hydrogen with one extra electron very loosely attached that it gives up easily. Electrons don't move in the body unless they are associated with hydrogen. A body in good health has abundant H- ionised molecules as does fresh organic orange juice and grapefruit juice (but which disappears very quickly).