The digestion of foods is a very complex process, requires a lot of energy and starts even before we start eating.
The mere sight or odour of food can trigger enzymatic activity, in anticipation of food.
Foods are composed of different 'elements' i.e. proteins, carbohydrates and fats, not mentioning the vitamins & minerals found in the foods.
These require different enzymes to break them down into their separate constituent parts.
Once digested, the body can then absorb these nutrients and transport them around the body, via the bloodstream, to the various organs and cells.
This is a very simplified explanation of the digestive process and should always work according to plan.
However, nutrient deficient modern diets, ill health, stress or sustained poor food choices don't always help and digestion can be a tricky prospect at times and our gut may need a little help in the work it has to do.
Some foods, especially Fats & Proteins such as cheese, eggs, red meats & beans can be hard to digest at the best of times, let alone if the body is under stress.
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