Human Digestion. “Who has the Guts?”. Digestion. There are 2 types of digestion: Mechanical Digestion – breaks food into smaller pieces to increase surface area exposure to digestive enzymes Chemical Digestion – breaks organic compounds into their building blocks. Mechanical Digestion.
“Who has the Guts?”
Saliva lubricates the bolus. It contains the enzyme Amylasewhichbegins the Chemical digestion of Carbs.
Polysaccharides are broken into shorter chains.
Swallowing pushes the bolus into the esophagus
- Bile emulsifies fats