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Ingestion

Taking in food, eating

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Digestion

Breaking down food into small particles that can be taken up into the bloodstream

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Absorption

Getting small food particles into your bloodstream

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Elimination

Remove unused substances from your body

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Mechanical digestion

Splitting up nutrients into smaller groups of nutrients

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Chemical digestion

Breaking down nutrients into small particles

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Enzyme

Protein that speeds up a chemical reaction

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Amylase

Enzyme that breaks down starch into glucose

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Protease

Enzyme that breaks down proteins into amino acids

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Fatty acids

Molecules found in fats

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Glycerol

Backbone of fats

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Lipase

Enzyme that digests fats intonfatty acidsand glycerol

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Why do you need enzymes?

Because it is needed for almost every proces in your body

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What are the 4 stages of food processing?

Ingestion-Digestion-Absorption-Elimination