How Are Lipids Digested?

The main challenge with lipid digestion is that lipids are not water-soluble, while the environment in our stomach and our intestine is watery. By themselves, lipid would float on top and not be accessible to the digestive enzymes on the bottom. For this reason, before they can be efficiently broken down by our digestive enzymes, … “How Are Lipids Digested?”

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From Food Back To Nutrients: The Digestive Process

We have seen so far how our body needs nutrients for energetic, structural and regulatory functions, and how these nutrients are contained in the food we eat. To be able to use these nutrients, the first task that our body has to accomplish is extracting them from the food we eat. This is the goal … “From Food Back To Nutrients: The Digestive Process”

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Protein Digestion, and Opium from Cows

The goal of protein digestion is breaking proteins all the way down to the individual amino acids that they are made of. By doing this, as you recall, their original function will be lost, which is not a problem because we eat protein only to get the pieces, the amino acids that we will then … “Protein Digestion, and Opium from Cows”

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Digesting Food

Voiceover: One of the keys to understanding child nutrition is understanding what happens to the food our children eat once it’s entered their mouths. Let’s start by drawing a very basic model of digestion. Now the food our children eat can be broken down into three catergories and their categories of what we call macro … “Digesting Food”

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4.2 Remarkable Body: Digestion and Absorption

– WELCOME TO THE SECOND SECTION ON THE REMARKABLE BODY. THIS SECTION IS GOING TO COVER DIGESTION ABSORPTION. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH THE MOUTH, AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN THE LAST VIDEO WHERE THE SALIVARY GLAND RELEASES ENZYMES WHICH DO START THE CHEMICAL PROCESS OF DIGESTION. BUT WE ALSO HAVE A MECHANICAL PROCESS … “4.2 Remarkable Body: Digestion and Absorption”

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