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Digestion -- The Foods We Eat

Digestive System
Digestive System

Digestion -- The Foods We Eat
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.35

     challenging words:    roughage, best, glycerol, reduce, staples, supply, fuel, repair, produce, process, island, providing, provide, based, system, specific
     content words:    North Pole, United States

Other Languages
     French: La digestion et ce que nous mangeons
     Spanish: La digestión -- Las comidas que comemos
     Italian: La digestione -- Il cibo che mangiamo
     German: Die Verdauung - Die Nahrung, die wir zu uns nehmen

Digestion -- The Foods We Eat
By Sharon Fabian

1     Our digestive system is pretty incredible. It can process proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It can absorb minerals and vitamins. Foods such as raw carrots, pancakes, pot roast, and banana splits can all be processed through the digestive system. The digestive system can deal with almost anything, from staples like beans and rice, to junk food, to frozen dinners. Maybe that's why we take it for granted.
2     People around the world eat an amazing variety of foods. In some countries, people depend on a grain product, like rice, for most of their diet. Some people raise most of their own food, and depend on vegetables and other plant foods. People who live on an island or near the water often eat a diet based on fish and other seafood. In cold lands near the North Pole, people must eat a diet high in fat. In developed countries people often eat packaged food and fast food.
3     Whatever type of food you eat, it comes from two main sources. Plants and animals are the sources of our food. Plants provide us with grains, like rice and wheat, vegetables, and fruits. Animals provide meat or poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products.

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