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Optimum Nutrition by Stephanie Green

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CHAPTER4

Digestion 101

In This Chapter

  • The steps of the digestion process
  • How your body absorbs nutrients from food
  • When food can physically hurt?
  • How to strengthen your gut with pro- and prebiotics
  • Why does your body need water?

The digestive process receives impulses from your five senses: sight, smell, taste, auditory, and touch. When you walk into a bakery, the sight and smell of freshly baked pastries is enough to get your digestive juices flowing. The digestion and absorption of food is a step-by-step process that involves a host of actions from various organs and metabolic processes.

In this chapter, we’ll look at how the nutrients ...

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