Questions tagged [digestion]

The physiological process of breaking down food into its constituent parts to provide nutrition for the body.

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What happens to lactic acid I eat?

Let's say I drink some Kefir Milk, what happens to the lactic acid in the Kefir Milk that has entered my digestive system?
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Does a walk after a meal help with digestion?

I am a bit confused with the notion that "walking after meals helps you in digestion ", Some say that it helps, whereas others oppose it. Can someone come up with a valid explanation for this?
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How to increase the rate of absorption and assimilation of food? [closed]

i was reading this and want to know excerpt from the above link...
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What is reductive deamination?

This presentation on anaerobic digestion mentions (pg. 19) two major pathways for the digestion of amino acids: Stickland reaction and reductive deamination. While I find some info on the former, what ...
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How does regurgitated food go to the 3rd stomach chamber instead of going to the 1st?

Ruminants are known for their regurgitation of food; the food goes through the 1st and 2nd stomach chambers, then returns to the oral cavity in cuds. The cuds then come back into the stomach, but this ...
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Does adding milk to cereal make it harder for our body to absorb the vitamins and minerals from the cereal?

I add about 3/4 cups of Blue Diamond almond milk (unsweetened) every morning to a single serving of Cheerios. The milk contains filtered water, and I read that drinking water with food at the same ...
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Are the byproducts of mammalian digestion simply depleted versions of the food or liquid consumed?

When mammals consume food and digest it or drink fluids that are then filtered by their kidneys, are the waste products generated simply depleted versions of what they consumed? Are there other ...
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Where does all the food go?

Food goes in, excrement come out. This seems obvious. But it seems like the mass of the excrement is less than the one of the food. Most people I asked answered: "There's a difference because it's ...