Introduction to Digestion

Biology

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Process of digestion

  • Food has several components like carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats.
  • The components of food are digested in the stomach with the help of digestive juices.
  • The digestive juices act on the food in the stomach and break into simpler compounds.
  • The digestive juices are acidic.

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Ingestion

Ingestion is the process of taking food, drink, medicine etc., into the body by swallowing it or absorbing it.