The ______________ is the period wherein the nutrients enter the blood circulation for metabolic use or for storage.
For instance, the digested ______________ are absorbed primarily as monosaccharide units, such as glucose.
When the gastrointestinal tract is empty and the body stores are needed for energy demand, the body is now at the ______________.
In this state, the body employs regulatory mechanisms to keep up with the body's glucose demand. One of the ways to obtain glucose is by ______________ wherein glycogen stores in the liver and skeletal muscles are hydrolyzed.
______________ are hormones that regulate blood glucose levels.