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Name: Steven W.
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What foods are the easist for the human body to digest?

There are two general rules:

1. A food substance that can be absorbed directly into the blood stream without any digestive process. Water, glucose, and ethyl alcohol fall into this category, although calling them "foods" may be stretching the point a bit.

2. Foods that contain substances that are digested by enzymes contained in saliva. Certain sugars fall into this category.

Vince Calder

Simple sugars...Glucose and fructose, then disaccharides like sucrose, then simple carbohydrates with a high glycemic index like white potato, white rice, ....


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