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Digestive

Definition

adjective

Of, pertaining to, characterized by, subjecting to, by means of, or promoting, digestion

noun

(1) Any substance that can cause, enhance, or promote digestion; digestant

(2) Abbreviation for digestive biscuit


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Word origin: Latin dīgestīvus (to digest)

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sugar consumption and weight gain

... grams and it add only few calories ). Then, why we want to go for artificial sweeteners for dieting? Sugar converted into glucose and fructose by digestive system and they enter into the glycolysis same as in the case of other carbohydrates(eg. starch). Why diabetes people avoiding table sugar? ...

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by josem
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: sugar consumption and weight gain
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Food to ATP energy?

... into nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. I guess this is a process during which the food looses some of the energy as our digestive system does not operate under 100% efficiency. I also suppose some of the energy is lost during the oxidation of those nutritients as well. ...

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by Viktor
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Food to ATP energy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Fasting and bloodsugar

... get higher. I can't imagine off the top of my head why it would make your blood sugar level rise more slowly unless you fasted so long that your digestive system was significantly reduced in efficacy.

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Chymotrypsin

Chymotrypsin is a digestive enzyme that cleaves proteins at specific points around the carboxy terminal ends of a large hydrophobic amino acid (like tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine). Chymotrypsin molecules can also cleave other ...

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by supersapien
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:29 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chymotrypsin
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... thread is very old, I came across it while researching something about diet and pH. I agree that drinking while eating can adversely affect the digestive process. Additionally, drinking carbonated beverages brings other factors into digestion. When the carbon dioxide enters the stomach, the ...

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by MamaWrites
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 36266
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