how blie juce digest food?

Asked by vinitha123 | 5th Jan, 2010, 07:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Fats are present in the form of large globules in intestine which makes it difficult for enzymes to act on them. Bile salts present in bile juice break down fats into smaller globules, (i.e. emulsifies fats) which increases the efficiency of enzyme action. This aids in their absorption in the small intestine.

In addition, bile juice also makes the acidic food coming from the stomach alkaline, so that pancreatic enzymes can act on them.

Answered by  | 7th Jan, 2010, 07:12: AM

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