Question #040c8

2 Answers
Jul 10, 2017

Taking food into the mouth and breaking it in small pieces in the stomach.


Ingestion is when we take in food into the mouth. Then we chew it using saliva, teeth and tongue. If this process doesn't happen it is very hard for the next process to happen, which is digestion. Digestion is when the food that is ingested in the mouth broken down in small pieces using enzymes. The enzymes speed up this process, similar to what the saliva does in the mouth.

Sorry I cannot put 7 points for this, that's all I know about ingestion and digestion.

Jul 10, 2017

Ingestion and digestion don’t mean the same. There is a vast difference between the two terms.


Ingestion takes place in the mouth whereas digestion starts from the point where ingestion takes place all the way to excretion

Ingestion always takes place before digestion
enter image source here
Ingestion can only occur through the mouth whereas digestion occurs in the alimentary canal