How does the body process the food you eat - Deepstash
The start of mechanical digestion

One remarkable ability of the human body is changing food into nutrients, allowing us to survive and thrive.

When we eat food, it ends up in our digestive system that is composed of several ...

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How does the body process the food you eat

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Saliva and gastric acid contain enzymes that break the chyme down further with a process called chemical digestion, where our body further breaks everything we eat into small absor...

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  • Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP): Our bodies need energy. We get this energy through a pathway called metabolism. ATP is the most common "currency" used to trade energy between c...

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  • The foods we eat are broken into three basic units: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They form the macronutrients.
  • The macronutrients need to be f...

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Glucose is the primary "fuel" that produce energy.

  • Fats are packed into small units called lipoproteins and stored as body fa...

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Electricity can light your lamps or power your appliances. But electricity needs to be produced first. We need a fuel that can be converted into electricity, such as petroleum (car...

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