Digestion begins in the mouth through this miraculous enzyme called amylase. It turns into a ball like structure called bolus so that it easily moves down your food pipe.
It then reaches the stomach which has specified cells secreting Hydrochloric acid that break down the food into fine paste. Now the food is called chyme !
Chyme reaches small intestine which has structures called villi that absorb the essential nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals essential for the functioning of our body. We have no idea how much of an impact these nutrients have on our body and without them survival is difficult, nearly impossible!
The food in the small intestine is called Chile. After the absorption it then moves to the large intestine which is basically devoid of all nutrients but the water is left is in absorbed is now absorbed by the large intestine. The waste is then expelled.
The entire process happens through rhythmic movements and we don’t feel them. This is why eating appropriately is vital to maintain good physique and physical well being.
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