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How does digestion get the nutrients out of food?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Complex

Digestion is a complex process, but the simple view of it is that the upper digestive tract mostly mashes the food up, which allows the intestines to remove the nutrients mostly by the use of enzymes.
As I said, it's much more complex than that, but that's the basics. Hope that helps.

In brief: Complex

Digestion is a complex process, but the simple view of it is that the upper digestive tract mostly mashes the food up, which allows the intestines to remove the nutrients mostly by the use of enzymes.
As I said, it's much more complex than that, but that's the basics. Hope that helps.
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