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The system that we use to digest food is called the digestive system. Organs making up this digestive system include the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. We eat when we get hungry or when we have an appetite. Hunger is a response to a lack of nutrients that is detected […]

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Proteins are organic macromolecules. They provide us with energy (4 Calories/gram), but their main function in the body is to build structure such as muscle, tissue and bone. They are also the main components of enzymes, hormones, antibodies, storage and transportation organelles. Examples of high protein foods are meat, poultry, egg, dairy, and legumes. The […]

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