Intro to Nutrition #53: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Anatomy: What Happens in the Stomach During Digestion?

Intro to Nutrition #53: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Anatomy: What Happens in the Stomach During Digestion?

Besides serving as a holding area for ingested food, the stomach continues the demolition job begun by the mouth by further degrading food both physically and chemically. Protein digestion begins in the stomach and is the main type of enzymatic breakdown that occurs there. HCl produced by stomach glands denatures dietary proteins in preparation for […]

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Intro to Nutrition #55: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Anatomy: What Happens in the Large Intestine? BIOLOGY!!

The major functions of the large intestine are absorption of water, some electrolytes and vitamins made by enteric bacteria, and defecation, which is the evacuation of food residues from the body. What is finally delivered to the large intestine contains few nutrients, but it still has 12 to 24 hours more to spend there. Except […]

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Intro to Nutrition #54: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Anatomy: What Happens in the Small Intestine? BIOLOGY!!

Intro to Nutrition #54: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Anatomy: What Happens in the Small Intestine? BIOLOGY!!

By the time food reaches the small intestine it is unrecognizable, but still far from being digested. Carbohydrates and proteins are partially degraded, but fat digestion has only begun. The process of digestion accelerates during chyme’s 3 to 6-hour journey through the small intestine, and it’s here that most of the water and virtually all […]

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Intro to Nutrition #46: REDUCE CHRONIC INFLAMMATION AND FOOD ALLERGIES with the Elimination Diet!!!

An elimination diet is an eating plan that omits a food or group of foods believed to cause an adverse food reaction, often referred to as a “food intolerance.” By removing certain foods for a period of time and then reintroducing them during a “challenge” period, you can learn which foods are causing symptoms or […]

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Intro to Nutrition #50: What is Mechanical Digestion? Human Anatomy and Physiology NUTRITION FACTS!!

Intro to Nutrition #50: What is Mechanical Digestion? Human Anatomy and Physiology NUTRITION FACTS!!

Mechanical digestion is the breaking down of food into digestible particles, mainly by the teeth. This means the ingested food particles are broken down into smaller particles by the acts of chewing in the mouth, churning in the stomach, and segmentation in the small intestine. By the grinding action of teeth, the initial breakdown of […]

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Intro to Nutrition #51: What is Chemical Digestion? Human Anatomy and Physiology NUTRITION FACTS!!!

Intro to Nutrition #51: What is Chemical Digestion? Human Anatomy and Physiology NUTRITION FACTS!!!

Chemical digestion is the process by which the compounds with high molecular weight in the food are broken down into small substances that can be absorbed by the body. It is governed by chemical substances such as enzymes, bile, and acids, which are secreted by the alimentary canal. These chemical substances are secreted into the […]

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Intro to Nutrition #42: What is The Carnivore Diet? Not Just a Low Carb Diet. A ZERO CARB DIET!

Intro to Nutrition #42: What is The Carnivore Diet? Not Just a Low Carb Diet. A ZERO CARB DIET!

The Carnivore Diet is a restrictive diet that only includes meat, fish, and other animal foods like eggs and certain dairy products. It excludes all other foods, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds. Its proponents also recommend eliminating or limiting dairy intake to foods that are low in lactose such as butter and […]

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Intro to Nutrition #45: Is the Vegan Diet HEALTHY? Beginner’s Guide to Veganism & PLANT BASED DIET!!

Intro to Nutrition #45: Is the Vegan Diet HEALTHY? Beginner’s Guide to Veganism & PLANT BASED DIET!!

The vegan diet is part of a lifestyle that excludes the consumption or use of any products made from animals, including honey, eggs, gelatin, or dairy. There are important differences between the vegan and vegetarian diets that impact food choice and nutritional intake. The main difference is that vegetarians do not eat meat but will […]

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Intro to Nutrition #43: WEIGHT LOSS TIPS! High Carb Diet Leads to Type 2 Diabetes? NUTRITION FACTS!!

Intro to Nutrition #43: WEIGHT LOSS TIPS! High Carb Diet Leads to Type 2 Diabetes? NUTRITION FACTS!!

Very high-carbohydrate diets can, if used long term, lead to higher body fat percentages, chronically high insulin levels, and even poor insulin sensitivity if high-sugar, high-starch, high-glycemic index foods are consumed. Thus, very high-carbohydrate diets followed for long periods of time are not ideal when trying to look, feel, and perform better. However, during certain […]

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Intro to Nutrition #40: The Paleo Diet for Beginners AKA Caveman Diet Low Carb Diet WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

Intro to Nutrition #40: The Paleo Diet for Beginners AKA Caveman Diet Low Carb Diet WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

The paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. The paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting […]

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