Rethinking the Human Body as a Food Processor and Understanding Nutritional Bioaccessibility || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

Rethinking the Human Body as a Food Processor and Understanding Nutritional Bioaccessibility || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

In this long-awaited show, we re-evaluate the digestive system as a food processing system and how various macronutrients and micronutrients, alone or in different foods, can have an impact on the body.


Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics, and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.

Corey Behn lives a multifaceted life rooted in a foundation comprised of Yoga, Science, Adventure, and Nature. He has always had a burning curiosity of existence itself, constantly seeking out truth in all corners of the universe. He enjoys the sport of rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes and macro scrapes alike. When night falls, the cosmos up above receives his full attention, studying all types of celestial entities. Corey’s role at Ketogeek originates from his love of creative cooking in the kitchen, continuously creating new symphonies of flavor and texture for our tastebuds.


2:45 - Ketogeek updates, Energy Pods description, and product updates
11:23 - What is food?
13:15 - What is food digestion?
15:49 - Food processing in the mouth
17:30 - Is there a difference in particle size between people when they eat food?
18:30 - What is saliva made up of and what do each of those components do?
21:45 - What are mucins in the mouth and how they help digest fats
25:50 - Food processing in the stomach
27:25 - How does stomach acid interact with food?
31:00 - How protein-based products modify the gastric environment
33:25 - Food processing in the small intestines
33:20 - Why the "Alkaline Diet" makes no sense
38:48 - The ridiculously large surface area of the small intestines
40:42 - How the pancreatic juice helps digest food
43:41 - What do bile salts do?
45:25 - Mechanical processing in the small intestines
47:00 - Understanding the bacteria in the colon
50:52 - Water and electrolyte recycling system in the body
52:33 - Difference between bioavailability and bioaccessibility of food
54:06 - Concerns with a raw fruit and vegetable diet
58:03 - Biaccessibility of micronutrients in foods
1:01:25 - Carbohydrate processing in the GI tract
1:03:10 - How resistance starch is formed, how proteins and fats influence the digestion of carbohydrates and consequently impact the glucose and insulin response
1:06:32 - Fat processing in the GI tract
1:08:35 - How does fat get digested when fat is itself insoluble in water?
1:14:25 - How different fats can have a different rate of digestion
1:16:49 - Fatty acids and fatty foods and their impact on blood triacylglycerols
1:20:57 - The influence of Milk Fat Globule Membrane on milk vs infant formula.
1:21:50 - How our body processes almonds and extracts fats from it
1:23:18 - What is "Dietary Compensation"?
1:28:10 - Protein processing in the GI tract
1:30:46 - How protein structures impact protein digestion
1:32:55 - Final remarks and conclusions