So far, we have spent quite a bit of time discussing what to eat, and how to
eat it. However, it is equally important to understand how our body
physiologically reacts to what we eat and how we eat it. After viewing The Digestive System video, use the outline below to discuss the purpose and
function of the human digestive system:
The Digestive Tract
Discuss the purpose and components of the digestive
The Mechanical Aspect of Digestion
Specify the key mechanical processes involved with the
digestion of a food item of your choice.
The Chemical Aspect of Digestion
Differentiate the mechanical and chemical digestive
processes and discuss the role of enzymes and other gastric fluids in
digesting sugar, starch, fiber, fat, and protein.
A Letter From Your Digestive Tract
Review the letter on page 92 of your textbook. Discuss
the correlation between food choices and digestive disorders and explain
how to avoid such disorders.
This assignment must be a minimum of
three pages in length (excluding title and references pages) in APA format as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Use subheadings to help organize your
paper. Include a minimum of two scholarly sources, in addition to the course
text, cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
At least one of your sources must be from the Ashford University Library.