How is the small intestine designed to absorb digested food?


The small intestine has millions of tiny finger-like projections called villi. To increase the surface area for effective food absorption, these villi are present. Numerous blood vessels exist within these villi, Lacteal absorbs fatty acids and Glycerol and Blood capillary absorbs Glucose and amino acids from the food that has been digested and transporting it to the bloodstream. Every cell in the body receives the absorbed food from the bloodstream.

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