Human Digestion - intestine Once the food gets into the...

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Human Digestion 1 Human Digestion La’Shaunda Brown The Science of Nutrition/ SCI 241 March 19, 2010 Instructor: Kelley Strout
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Human Digestion 2 The path of food starts with one putting the food in your mouth. The salivary glands are what begin the digestive process. When that food enters in the mouth the saliva soften it and then you start to chew the food. From then it transforms into a bolus which moves to the stomach. All this is done within minutes. Within two to six hours the bolus reaches the stomach. Once it enters the stomach it is combined with acid secretions to transform the bolus into chyme which is a semi liquid food mass. The chyme is usually empties the stomach. Then it will travel through the liver, gallbladder and pancreas which are located close to the proximity to the stomach. They are part of the digestive process once the chyme reaches the small
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Unformatted text preview: intestine. Once the food gets into the small intestine the liver and gallbladder is what helps the digestion and absorption of fat. The food not absorbed in the small intestine is what enters the large intestine through a sphincter. That makes sure that the food doesn’t come back into the small intestine once it’s in the large intestine. This process will take about three to five hours. The food not absorbed in the small intestine has now entered the large intestine. The large intestine includes the colon and the rectum. The food not absorbed in the colon is then pulled from the body as waste in the feces. Then within 24 hours the feces is exiting the body from the anus. This is the way the food enters the body and travels to exit the body....
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