Continuing the journey of food as it travels through your digestive system and into the small intestine.
- At 5m long, the small intestine is the longest part of your digestive tract.
- The small intestine receives pancreatic juice that breaks down three major food groups: fats, carbohydrates and protein.
- The liver creates bile, which is stored in the gall bladder before being squirted into the small intestine.
- The small intestine walls consist of millions of microscopic, fingerlike projections called villi that absorb sugars, amino acids and fats.
"One steak for you!"
The journey your food has taken so far has all been to prepare it for absorption in the small intestine.
Small intestine - around 5m long
Your small intestine is only "small" in terms of its width. In fact, this is the longest part of your digestive tract and ...
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