Skip to main content
Medicine LibreTexts

3: Macronutrient Digestion

You probably do not think too much about what actually happens to the food you eat. This section will describe in depth how what you eat is digested. The desired end result for the learner will be an integrated understanding of the process. This will require higher levels of thinking, but will prove to be well worth it in the end.

Thumbnail: An illustration of the digestive system in an adult. Image used with permission (CC BY-Sa 4.0; BruceBlaus).