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an amylase secreted in saliva

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It contains an enzyme called ptyalin that aids in the initial digestion of starches, which is a necessary component of oral health.
If held in the mouth for thirty seconds, it stimulates ptyalin secretion for starch digestion as well as stimulates gastric enzyme secretion.
High alkaline levels inhibit ptyalin, one of the main digestive enzymes in saliva, from breaking down foods properly.
Chewing causes the ptyalin in saliva to begin digesting the food.