Easily Digestede Foods
Name: Steven W.
What foods are the easist for the human body to digest?
There are two general rules:
1. A food substance that can be absorbed directly into the blood stream
without any digestive process. Water, glucose, and ethyl alcohol fall into
this category, although calling them "foods" may be stretching the point a
2. Foods that contain substances that are digested by enzymes contained in
saliva. Certain sugars fall into this category.
Simple sugars...Glucose and fructose, then disaccharides like sucrose, then
simple carbohydrates with a high glycemic index like white potato, white
Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy
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