Essay on Digestive Systems And The Digestive System

720 Words Nov 15th, 2016 3 Pages
The digestive system is a cluster of organs that work together to breakdown food and turn it into energy. The digestive system contains your gastrointestinal tract or (GI tract), oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and more. The digestive system is a huge part in life and should be explained in more depth.
The process starts with your oral cavity also known as the mouth. When you chew, you break down food so that you can swallow it and other parts of your digestive system can further break it down. The tongue helps you swallow food by pushing it down your Pharynx or (throat). The pharynx is connected to a tube called the esophagus, which the food goes down after swallowing. The esophagus then takes the food down to the stomach, which stores food until your body digests it. The stomach also contains hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes that further break down food.
Now that the food is broken down, the small intestine takes its turn in the digestive process. The entire thing is wrapped around itself like a ball, otherwise it would be 6.5 meters long, almost the length of two cars one in front of the other. The small intestine consists of many folds that take nutrients out of food to spread throughout your body. Without this step, your body wouldn’t get the nutrients from the food and you would be in trouble.
The liver is an organ that produces proteins. In the digestive process, the gallbladder is used to store excess bile that the…

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