Anatomy Essay

686 WordsMar 8, 20123 Pages
Mouth - Chewing, Digestion begins Pharynx - Swallowing Esophagus - Transports food to stomach Stomach - Storage of food, Digestion of protein Small Intestine - Majority of digestion and absorption of food Large Intestines - Absorption of water, Waste storage Anus - Elimination of waste Mouth - Chewing, Digestion begins Pharynx - Swallowing Esophagus - Transports food to stomach Stomach - Storage of food, Digestion of protein Small Intestine - Majority of digestion and absorption of food Large Intestines - Absorption of water, Waste storage Anus - Elimination of waste Fiber is found mostly in plant There are two types – insoluble fiber and soluble fiber Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber which cannot be dissolved in water Insoluble fiber draws water to the intestine, increasing the bulk and softness of waste products Soluble fiber which can be dissolved in water Soluble fiber can be digested slowly and it slows the digestive process and keeps the stomach fuller longer leaving the body feeling full for a longer period of time Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates are slower so that glucose (sugar) in food enters the bloodstream more slowly, which keeps blood sugar on a more even level The slow absorption of sugar gives the body an opportunity to regulate blood sugar levels Fiber is found mostly in plant There are two types – insoluble fiber and soluble fiber Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber which cannot be dissolved in water Insoluble fiber draws water to the intestine, increasing the bulk and softness of waste products Soluble fiber which can be dissolved in water Soluble fiber can be digested slowly and it slows the digestive process and keeps the stomach fuller longer leaving the body feeling full for a longer period of time Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates are slower so that glucose (sugar) in food enters

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