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THE JOURNEY OF BREAD THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
First the bread enters the mouth (ingestion). It is
chewed and ground by teeth which cut the bread
into smaller pieces that have a larger surface area
allowing enzymes to digest the bread quicker. Also
in the mouth, amylase enzymes begin the…

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What's left of the bread is mainly fibre (cellulose), water, bacteria and cells lost from the lining of the
gut. It goes into the large intestine where water is removed. This forms a more solid material called
faeces.

Faeces are stored in the rectum and are eventually pushed out the…

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