Can anyone name the 2 different ways we breakdown food in our bodies?

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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There exists two modalities through the food is broken down into small pieces that bring into our body the needed vitamins,minerals  and amino-acids.

The process of breaking down the food is called digestion and the two modalities of digestion are chemical and mechanical digestion.

The mechanical digestion process facilitates the chemical digestion process.

The mechanical digestion uses chewing and muscular movements to split the food into small pieces that could be easily chemical decomposed.

The chemical digestion uses enzymes and acids that decompose the food into the needed nutrients that are absorbed into the bloodstream.

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rickybenson | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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1. Mechanical Digestion

teeth

2. Chemical Digestion

enzymes

bile

stomach acid

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