Digestive System

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Digestive System

System inside animals in which food is taken in and broken down to the point at which useful substances can be abosorbed into and transported by the cicrulatory system to individual cells

Carbohydrates

Primary energy source

Fats

-energy source
-Insulates the body
-Protects vital organs from injury
-Conduct nerve impulse

Proteins

Build and repair muscle and cell membranes

Minerals

-Eneable chemical reactions
-Build bone and cartilages

Vitamins

-Chemicals used to make enzymes function
-Tissue development and tissue growth
-Fight and resist diseases

Water

-Maintain fluid levels
-Regulates body temperature

The end product of Carbohydrates

Glucose

The end product of Fats

Fatty acid and glycerol

The end product of Proteins

Amino acids

Fiber

Made of cellulose and other indigestible materials created by plants

Why is fiber important

Simulates the muscle of the digestive system

Mechanical Digestion

Physically breaking food down into smaller pieces

Chemical Digestion

Separation of food into its molecular compnents by chemical means

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