Mammoth Memory

Bile and fats

Bile has two functions. Number one: It breaks up fats.

Bile is used to break up fatty foods in the small intestines

The highwayman’s day job is a painter and decorator and he uses a tall ladder (gall bladder) and emulsion (emulsify – break up fats) on the walls.

Inside view of how bile is stored in the gallbladder

Foods rich in fat are more difficult for the body to digest when compared to carbohydrate-rich foods. The gallbladder automatically releases bile into the digestive system whenever there’s a need for fats to be broken up.

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