The Digestion Process



Imagine your favorite food on a plate right in front of you. Imagine the taste of it once you put it in your mouth. You begin chewing it bite by bite and you swallow it so it can go into your stomach. Being able to feel that sensation of satisfaction once it´s in your tummy is like going to the moon and coming back.

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to that food once you´ve swallowed it? You´re probably thinking on the process called poop. Yet, what really happens to it before getting there? Digestion is the process of changing food into a substance that the body can absorb and use as energy. It is a process that is half mechanical, and half chemical.

In the mechanical process, you teeth tear and grind the food in order to swallow it, and the muscular walls of your esophagus, stomach, and…

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