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Biology revision

Digestion is the process of breaking down the nutrients in your food. This is so the nutrients can be absorbed.

Big molecules are broken down into smaller ones:

  • The aim of breaking down food is so that all the nutrients can get from your food into your blood.
  • The big chunks of food are digested by chewing and churning it in the mouth. This means it is physically digested.
  • The molecules that are too big to pass through the cell membrane are broken down by chemical digestion.
  • To do chemical digestion, it requires enzymes. Enzymes are biological catalysts that break down the bigger molecules into smaller ones.

There are three main types of digestive enzymes:


  • Carbohydrases break down the large carbohydrates into smaller ones. For example, starch is broken down into simple sugars.


  • These convert proteins into amino acids.
  • Proteases are…


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