How are fats digested in our bodies? Where does this process take place?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 2 years ago |  240

1 Answer

Solution :-

 The small intestine is the place for complete digestion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It receives the secretions of the liver and pancreas for this purpose.

 The food coming from the stomach is usually acidic in nature and it has to be made alkaline so that pancreatic enzymes can act on it. Bile juice produced in the liver accomplishes this process.

 Fats are usually present in the intestine in the form of larger globules, which makes it difficult for enzymes to act on them. The bile salts help in breaking down larger globules into smaller globules. The pancreas helps in secreting pancreatic juice, which contains enzymes like trypsin for digesting proteins and lipase for breaking down emulsified fats.

 The walls of the small intestine contain glands, which secretes intestinal juice. The enzymes present in it finally convert the proteins to amino acids, complex carbohydrates into glucose, and finally fats into fatty acids and glycerol.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 2 years ago

Related Questions

Compare the functioning of alveoli in the lungs and nephrons in the kidneys with respect to their structure and functioning.

Class 10 Science Life Processes View Answer

What are the differences between the transport of materials in xylem and phloem?

Class 10 Science Life Processes View Answer

Describe double circulation of blood in human beings. Why is it necessary?

Class 10 Science Life Processes View Answer

What would be the consequences of a deficiency of haemoglobin in our bodies?

Class 10 Science Life Processes View Answer