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carbohydrates, proteins, fats (lipids), vitamins, minerals

break them down

before your body can use nutrients it must _______


breaking down food in your body


beginning of digestive system


end of digestive system

mechanical digestion

breaking up food through chewing, grinding, biting

chemical digestion

breaking down nutrients through chemical reactions


moistens and lubricates food so you can swallow it


food moves from mouth to _______ when you swallow


esophagus connects the mouth to the stomach

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