Protein digestion occurs in the stomach and duodenum in which 3 main enzymes, pepsin secreted by the stomach and trypsin and chymotrypsin secreted by the pancreas, break down food proteins into polypeptides that are then broken down by various exopeptidases and dipeptidases into amino acids. This book has fun-to-read explanations and a lot of hands-on demonstrations and experiments for the entire body. Capybara, rabbits, hamsters and other related species do not have a complex digestive system as do, for example, ruminants. In the small intestines, the duodenum provides critical pH balancing to activate digestive enzymes. Some vitamins, such as biotin and vitamin K K 2 MK7 produced by bacteria in the colon are also absorbed into the blood in the colon.
The Digestive and Endocrine System Game
I find that I want to eat only very small portions. The only thing that has been difficult is getting used to my new appetite. I've been throwing out a lot of my food because I physically feel like I cannot eat that much, and if I do eat too much then I don't feel so good.
However, I'm learning to keep all my meals small and frequent (just like I should have been doing all along!).