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Carbohydrate Digestion Flowchart
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
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
Some carbohydrates pass into large intestine undigested
Bacteria ferment some undigested carbohydrate
Remaining fiber is excreted in feces
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption