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Doctor insights on: Digestion And Absorption Of Starch

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What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

Bile: bile from the gallbladder, aids in the emulsification of fats for their absorption in the small intestine. Lipase from the pancreas help in the digestion of fats. ...Read more

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Will our blood pH levels affect the absorption of vitamins and food nutrients?

Will our blood pH levels affect the absorption of vitamins and food nutrients?

No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more

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Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Pancreas: the pancreas is the organ that releases the enzymes to help breakdown starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines. ...Read more

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What's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

What's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

Importance : Very important. Cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) produce amylase, trypsin and lipase to break your foods down better. Optimal signaling occurs when there is a low ph in the duodenal bulb. (i.e. Proper stomach acid production). 80-85% of your food is "digested by your pancreatic enzymes. (guyton). ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Yes: It affects the absorption of milk sugar lactose, milk sugar is not absorbed as a nutrient in people who are lactose intolerant. If the problem is severe, and leads to diarrhea, there may be malabsorption of other elements in the diet along with the diarrhea and fast transit of the food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Is taking cofee with milk affects calcium and nutrient absorption and how much?

Is taking cofee with milk affects calcium and nutrient absorption and how much?

See below: Taking milk with coffee is thought to reduce some of the antioxidant benefits of coffee. Try using almond milk with it instead. ...Read more

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Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more

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Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Gastric emptying: ...varies with the composition (fat, protein, carbs) of meals, the volume of ingested foods, and the ratio and timing of liquids versus solid intake. ...Read more

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Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

No: However, drinking turmeric drinks is not doing you any good either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

About 25grams: 25 grams if you eat a good fiber cereal in morning you will get about 5 grams. Just a good healthy diet with fda recommended fruits and vegetables is sufficient for most would not spend a lot of money on supplements without good diet changes first. ...Read more

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Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Effect of acid secretion on absorption of iron and vitamin b12?

Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more

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Does protien blocks the Levadopa absorption in the gut or merely slows down the absorption?

Does protien blocks the Levadopa absorption in the gut or merely slows down the absorption?

Depends on the: Amino Acid composition, timing of medication relative to meals and blind luck (vs some mechanism of dose failure we just don't as yest understand) Do not waste money on protein shakes formulated for those with Parkinson's Disease as most people find them unpalatable. Sit down with your neurologist and discuss this issue next visit. ...Read more

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Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Will high amounts of magnesium supplements block absorption of folic acid?

Unlikely: well high dose of anything is bad. Therapeutic dose of magnesium should not do that as b Vitamins including folic acid are needed in magnesium metabolism. Too much magnesium causes diarrhea so it is conceivable that there can be nutritional malabsorption including folic acid ...Read more

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Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Sure it does...: The high acid environment of your stomache, inresponse to food ingestion, is needed to activate some digestive proteins such as enterokinase and tripsynogens (and many others) to help digest the foods u consume. Antacid use is thus not natural and can affect the process of digestion, but some people need antacid to help with pain/ulcers etc...It is compliacted process. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Which part of the grain contains most of the vitamins, proteins and dietary fiber?

Which part of the grain contains most of the vitamins, proteins and dietary fiber?

The outside fiber: the outside of the grain is where most of the fiber is found. When it is removed in processing, the fiber is removed. The difference between brown rice and white rice- is the outer coating, where the fiber is found. ...Read more

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Does eating white rice with vegetables and meat lower the effects of the high GI of white rice?

Does eating white rice with vegetables and meat lower the effects of the high GI of white rice?

Yes: A high glycemic index food can be balanced with a low-glycemic food. If you eat a food with a glycemic index of 80 with an equal amount of a food with a glycemic index of 20 the average for the meal is 50. So it is unwise to eat high-glycemic foods on their own but if eaten in moderation and combined with low-glycemic foods they are relatively safe to eat. ...Read more

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Will a meal with added fiber lessen the effects of after meal rise in blood sugar, even if that meal contained high GI foods like pasta or rice?

Will a meal with added fiber lessen the effects of after meal rise in blood sugar, even if that meal contained high GI foods like pasta or rice?

Not likely: What you described is not likely to be an effective strategy to control rise in blood sugar following meals. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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