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The Stomach’s Role in Digestion

The stomach is a muscular sac which is located in the upper abdomen between our esophagus and our small intestine. The glands in the stomach lining produce stomach acid and pepsin. One of the main digestive enzymes, pepsin helps digest the proteins in food. It-breaks down proteins into smaller peptides.

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Fat Metabolism

Step by step fat metabolism   1.   Bile salts emulsify dietary fats in the small intestine, forming mixed micelles. 2.   Intestinal lipases degrade tricylglycerols. 3.   Fatty acids and other breakdown products are taken up by the intestinal mucosa and converted into triacylglycerols. 4.   Triacylglycerols are incorporated with cholesterol and

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The Digestive Process Starts in our Mouth

Importance of chewing more thoroughly and eating slower   In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal is something we feel that we should do on the run. Breakfast comes in power bars, lunch is eaten while speeding on the freeway, and

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Digestion of Protein

Digestion of Protein   As food containing protein enters our mouth, mucus is secreted to bind the particles together.  As the food then travels down the esophagus -the alimentary canal that connects the throat to the stomach– more mucus is secreted by the wall of the esophagus. The

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