Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats

Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats

Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the major nutrients the body needs for growth, repair, movement, and maintaining tissue and organ function. These macromolecules are broken down and absorbed into the body at different rates and into specific forms as they travel through the organs in the digestive system. Digestion of carbohydrates Among carbohydrates, only the monosaccharide forms are absorbed. Hence, all carbohydrates must be digested to glucose, galactose, and fructose for absorption … Read more