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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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Food is anything that nourishes the body. Food is necessary for growth, repair and energy. The substances comprising the body are obtained from food.
All food is changed into liquid before it can be carried about by the blood, to build up the worn-out tissues.

Digestion of Food-First step: In the mouth the food is crushed and some of the starch is changed to sugar by the saliva.

Second step: In the stomach the gastric juice dissolves the proteids.
Third step: In the intestines the bile, pancreatic and intestinal juices act upon the food.