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if we can not digest cellulose then how do we digest the beneficial molecules of vegetables and plants?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Carbohydrates: Not all vegetables and plants have only cellulose.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013

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All else: Dairy, fruits, nuts, legumes, meat, chicken fish, and whole grains. Do you not digest all vegetables or just some?
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The same enzymes : Break down both, so technically neither is harder than the other.
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Yes: Chewing food into smaller pieces and allowing the digestive enzymes to more effectively process the food is better for you for lots of reasons.

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