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Digestion (09:48)


Digestion is the process in which our bodies convert food into forms it can use. Food travels through the gastrointestinal tract. Digestion involves physical and chemical processes to break down food.

Metabolism (03:17)

Metabolism is all of the processes and chemical reactions that keep your body going. Learn about the types of metabolism, and their relationship to digestion.

Metabolic Syndrome, Sugar Overload and Processed Foods (06:28)

Insulin is a hormone that regulates glucose in the bloodstream. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of insulin resistance and other conditions that can lead to serious diseases. Learn the cause of metabolic syndrome and how processed foods contribute to it.

Calories and Nutrients (03:57)

Eating provides energy and nutrients necessary for the body. Good nutrition involves eating food that has as many nutrients per calorie as possible. Learn how to maximize nutrients in what you eat.

Hunger and Appetite (03:56)

Hunger is the body's way of telling you it needs nutrients; it is triggered by the brain. Appetite is the desire to eat for social or psychological reasons.

Credits: What Your Body Does with Food (00:11)

Credits: What Your Body Does with Food

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What Your Body Does with Food

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Topics of digestion are always discussed after that Thanksgiving meal, 4th of July BBQ, or birthday cake with belly rubs and sighs, but this program explains what the actual process is and why it happens! Topics include: Digestion, Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, Sugar Overload and Processed Foods, Calories and Nutrients, and Hunger and Appetite.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL155003

Copyright date: ©2011

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