Digestion is the process by which the body breaks down the food we eat into usable components. AWhen put food into our mouths digestion has already started, because digestion means breaking food into smaller molecules that are then used to stock up on energy, help the growth and functioning of the body on many levels! While we chew with our teeth, food is broken into smaller amounts. Saliva helps moisten the food, language and place the food down the throat when you swallow. A tube called the esophagus then carries food to the stomach. This aligns the feed tube with the muscles that squeeze and push it into the stomach. Stomach with digestive juices (acids and enzymes), do the work of further shred the food. Although you might not think of it as such, the stomach is a muscular organ that contracts and expands to mix food with digestive juices.

The most important part of digestion occurs in the small intestine, because the majority of digestion and absorption of food chemistry occurs in the small intestine – an organ long, coiled about an inch in diameter. Mientras the liquid food paste travels through the small intestine, food is absorbed through your bloodstream, traveling to all body cells and body systems to keep you healthy and strengthen the immune system! The intestines finish the process of digestion. The intestinal glands release enzymes and gastrointestinal mucosa to aid digestion. Food is absorbed through the small intestine. The enzymes from the pancreas and intestinal glands continue the absorption of proteins and change the starch into simple sugars and fats into fatty acids.