The Digestive Process

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Ingestion:

This is where you put food or drink into your mouth

Digestion:

After you've ingested something, you need to digest it. Digestion is the break-down of large, insoluble molecules into smaller, soluble molecules. Your body has mechanical and chemical ways to break down food. 

Mechanical- teeth and stomach muscles

Chemical- enzymes and bile

Absorption:

Absoprtion is the process of moving molecules through the walls of the intestine and into the blood. Digested food molecules are absorbed into the small intestine- water is mainly absorbed into the large intestine

Assimilation:

When digested molecules have been absorbed, they're moved into body cells…

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