Big Mac

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1. How is each of these ingredients digested and in what form do they finally reach your bloodstream? (two all-beef patties, onions, lettuce, pickles, cheese, and sesame seed bun)
The Big Mac is composed of the following Food Item | Biomolecule/Nutrient(pre-digestion) | Absorbable form(post digestion) | Function | Two all-beef patties | Protein | Amino acids | Growth and repairAntibodies, hormones, enzymes | Special sauce | LipidsCarbohydrates | Fatty acids, glycerolMonosaccharide’s | Structure, stored energyEnergy | Lettuce, Pickles, Onions | RoughageCarbohydrates | Not digestedMonosaccharide’s | Intestinal work outEnergy | Cheese | Lipids | Fatty acids, glycerol | Structure, stored energy | Sesame Seed Bun | Carbohydrates | Monosaccharide’s | Energy |

The BIG MAC is placed in the mouth. The bread is mainly starch, the special sauce is mainly fat, lettuce, pickles, and onions are niacin. The beef patties are protein, and cheese in a form of calcium, fat, and protein. The piece of the BIG MAC is placed in the mouth and chewed; the starch is being digested by saliva. The starch becomes a kind of sugar which is used as nourishment for the cells. Saliva changes food to a form that can be used by the body called enzymes. The burger is swallowed and passes into the esophagus. This is the muscular tube that contracts along its length to push the food down in to the stomach. In the alimentary canal the meat and special sauce is being absorbed. The fat in the sauce is used for energy and the protein in the meat is used to build muscles, the lettuce, pickles, onions are also absorbed. In the stomach, which is a muscle, the food is churned about while digestive juices pour into from glands in the stomach wall. Eventually, the churning action moves food out of the stomach and into the small intestine. The lever contributes to this digestive process by…...

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