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Question: A good balanced diet is essential for the healthy functioning of the body.

Follow the passage of a relatively healthy meal (creamy chicken pasta and broccoli) as it passes through the digestive tract.

Answer: This essay will follow and describe a healthy meal of creamy chicken pasta and broccoli through the alimentary canal from the mouth to the anus identifying different nutrients and the physical processes the body uses to break down food into smaller molecules of nutrients ready for absorption. The digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that results in nutrients being transported to cells throughout the body to be used for energy, growth, and cell repair. Furthermore this essay will explore essential food types that are required by the human body for the normal functioning and healthy growth.
Nutrients are a constituent of food, composed of either macronutrients or micronutrients, both of which are essential for the human body to function. A macronutrient is an essential nutrient that has a large minimal daily requirement and consist of carbohydrates (sugars), ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Biology
  • Course: Biology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 963
  • Date submitted: December 02, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6946

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