Nutrients Are Transferred From the Digestive Tract to the Bloodstream
In small portions, the food finally arrives – up to five hours after the meal – through the pylorus into the duodenum. Enzymes from the pancreas, as well as bile from the liver and gallbladder, attack the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and divide them in such a way that the body can absorb them into the bloodstream and recover them. Only then does the food slip through the small intestine into the large intestine, where billions of bacteria will split the final remnants.
A good meal is for most people, however, far more than the intake of vital food ingredients – in nice company, it can be a highlight of the day. However, sometimes, unpleasant sensations may occur, which can even be agonizing.