The journey of a ham sandwich
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I can tell you what will happen to that ham sandwhich! When you chew it the saliva releases the amylase enzyme which changes the carbohydrates into energy.
It then enters the throat which pushes it down the esophagus into the stomach
Food is now in the stomach where acid breaks down food further. Protease breaks protein into amino acids to help repair muscle and tissue.
When the food enters the small intestine it is broken up further so it can go through the villi and into the blood stream.
The large intestine then extracts the remaining water and the rest moves along to the rectum.
The rectum holds the waste until the ring of muscle, your anus is ready for you to poo it.
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