Digestion of carbohydrates

Digestion of carbohydrates Providing your body with carbohydrates via food, they must first be digested before the energy can be made available to the body. The important thing here is that only monosaccharides can be absorbed in the human digestive tract. Therefore, all the food-borne poly-, oligo- and disaccharides have to be broken down into these smallest building blocks of carbohydrates via specific enzymes. This is done mainly by the enzyme amylase, which is formed for the most part in the pancreas, but also in small amounts in the salivary gland of the oral cavity. By the way, you can do a little self-experiment: take a piece of bread in … Continue reading Digestion of carbohydrates