The Digestive System

For a healthy person, digestion -- like circulation and respiration -- is an automatic process. Your mouth, stomach and intestines are the major parts of your digestive system. Here is a brief summary of how this system works.

You eat food.

That food is broken down by physical and chemical means in your mouth and stomach.

Nutrients from the food are absorbed in your small intestine so your body can use them.

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