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Carbohydrate Digestion Flowchart

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Daisy Aguilar

on 28 September 2014

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Transcript of Carbohydrate Digestion Flowchart

Chewing stimulates secretion of saliva from salivary glands

Salivary amylase breaks down starch into shorter polysaccharides and maltose
Salivary amylase is destroyed by acids

No carbohydrate digestion takes places in the stomach
Pancreatic amylase is secreted into small intestine
Small Intestine
Pancreatic amylase breaks down remaining starch into maltose

specific enzymes (maltase, sucrase, lactase) in small intestine breakdown disaccharides into monoccharides

All monosaccharides are absorbed by small intestine and enter bloodstream
Monosaccharides travel in the blood stream to the liver via the portal vein, are converted to glucose, and then transported to cells to provide energy

excess glucose is stored as glycogen in liver
Large Intestine
Some carbohydrates pass into large intestine undigested

Bacteria ferment some undigested carbohydrate

Remaining fiber is excreted in feces
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
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