Enzymes, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Digestion

May 18, 2010

Thanks to:  Encognitive.com

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JHR July 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

i think its really cool how so many different process go on just to digest a little bit of food. the human body is amazing


SDS July 5, 2010 at 12:45 am

Video 2 Week 1
S. D. S.
Why I found this video interesting?
I found this video, “Enzymes, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Digestion”, very informative because I honestly didn’t know that different foods were digested in different body parts.
 Proteins are digested in the stomach
 Carbohydrates begin to digest in the mouth and additional carbs are digested from the mouth and the upper stomach
 Fats are digested in the small intestine.

The videos are very enlightening and would be a contributing factor for becoming a successful nurse.


LNS July 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I really enjoyed the video! Like others have commented I didnt know that there was different areas for different digestion I all thought it went in one area broke down in the stomach and everything else was just a passage way…


ARB June 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

That video was amazing. I was thoroughly impressed by the way they showed the molecules of the different digestive enzymes as they broke down different foods throughout the GI tract. It was also very realistic how they portrayed the actual movement of the villi.


SDH June 3, 2010 at 1:24 am

I was with you, MCS, i thought all food was broken down exactly the same and just sent throughout the body! Crazy stuff!


RLM May 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm

It is assumed that the digestion process all takes place in the stomach but it is not so. It makes me very aware of what I eat now.


MCS May 31, 2010 at 12:22 am

I didn’t think that different foods like fats or carbs would be broken down in different places of the digestion track. I just assumed every food was broken down the same as it traveled along.


MEL May 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I was never aware that food was digested in separate parts of the body and in different steps. The video explained it really well and shows how smart our body is by being able to digest food in such dinstinct and complex steps.


CET May 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I would have to say that it’s very interesting that different types of nutrients get digested in different parts of our bodies.


RTP May 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm

This video is very simple and to the point, but it is a great schematic for the over-all process. Its neat to see put a picture with all the reading from the text. It is very interesting to know different foods are digested and subsequently absorbed along their way through the digestive system.


SAF May 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I have to agree with QAL on how the body digest stuff on different parts of the body. I never really figured that when I chewed my food that counted as part of digestion but I guess it does


SAF May 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Wow, I mean I’ve studied the stomach in anatomy and stuff, but I never understood how it actually worked. It is cool how things are kept in the fundus while the bottom portion fills with acid and then the food is lowered. Its kinda like slowly lowering the food in a pot of acid.


CET May 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Yes, I wish that my Anatomy teacher had used videos like these to help us learn. It woud have helped a lot. Being able to see things like this makes it a lot easier to learn and understand.


LMM May 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

This video is very interesting. I think its so neat how different things are absorbed at different times and different locations throughout the body. I am also fascinated at how our body knows what to reabsorb and what to then process as waste.


CLT May 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I never knew that different things started being digested in different places of the body like that but all virtually end up in the same place when its all said and done thats really interesting.



LMM May 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Haha! Thats exactaly what I said! We think alike. It amazes me how our body organs work together.


QAL May 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I never knew that carbs begin to be digested in the mouth but are last to be digested and absorbed in the small intestine. I thought that enzymes were standard and used on everything, but there are special enzymes that are used only for carbs, proteins, or fats.


Jessica Brinsfield May 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I found it very interesting that the food I eat digest in different parts of my body. fats in the small intistine and such.
beings fat is digested in the small intistine would this cause slower digestion in people who eat a lot of fatty foods as apposed to those who don’t eat a lot of fat like substance?


AAA May 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

It’s really neat to actually see the process of food breakdown and absorption. It’s also interesting to know everything is eventually absorbed into the bloodstream.


RTP May 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

That’s very true. It is very interesting to see how it all takes place rather than just reading about it in the text.


JHR July 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

i agree also. I’m a visual learner so this makes so much more sense now


Beth Mcraven May 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I would say I am a charbohydrate addict, so I find it interesting that carbs begin the digestion process right there in the mouth, right at the start. Instant gratification, sugar high and generally easy to grab and eat, all rolled into one. Protein, on the other hand, not being digested untill the stomach makes it more substantial, feel more satisfying anyway. Then, I was trying to marry together something from both videos, which is. fats being broken down in the small intestine and most nutrients being absorbed in the small intestine. Is there any link betwen the two? I have heard that fats are the most sustaining in terms of feeling satisfied longer when dieting(in moderation, of course). Is that accurate?


QAL May 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

I never actually thought about the complete process needed to create a sugar high. I thought protiens was made you feel full and satisfied when dieting.


MCS May 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

Well, I would assume there is a link between fats being broken down in the small intestines where more nutrients are absorbed. . Your body uses fat for energy more than anything else.


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