User:Yunz05/A Quick Tour of the Digestive System

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The Digestive Process is a Complicated One!

Digestion Basics

It starts in the mouth, continues in the stomach and small intestine and completed in the large intestine.

- The conversion of food into a form that can be absorbed by the body is called digestion. 
- It describes how the body breaks down food and uses it for energy, cell repair and growth.

The liver and pancreas add enzymes and juices that aid in this process.
Carbohydrates are broken down to glucose.
Proteins to amino acids.
Fats to glycerol and fatty acids.