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What would happen to nutrients in our body if they do not get used again ?
Question Date: 2018-08-24
Answer 1:

They'd just sit there, unused. I picture 'poop' in a concrete container. If they're in our body, they'll get used. Or, the 'poop' will get degraded by microbes and other organisms into not-so-nutritious things like carbon dioxide and water.

Answer 2:

Some nutrients are incorporated into our tissues, while others are flushed out in feces or urine.

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