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1-Intro to Digestion

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Day 1

    1. Explain why digestion of large food molecules is essential
      1. Large molecules cannot be absorbed (taken into blood from digestive lume) or assimilated (taken into tissues from blood) unless they are first digested (disassembled or broken down).
      2. Proteins must digested into amino acids; carbohydrates must be digested into glucose monomers; nucleic acids must be digested into nucleotides; triglycerides / lipids must be broken down into fatty acids and glycerol 
    2. State the names of 4 required macromolecules and their monomers
      1. carbohydrates - glucose
      2. protein - amino acids
      3. nucleic acids - nucleotides 
      4. lipids - fatty acids & glycerol


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