About Digestive System

From the moment the body takes a bite of food, the digestive system starts its work. The mouth, stomach, and intestines work together to break down food into more usable forms, aided by chemicals called enzymes that are produced and stored in the liver, pancreas, and gall bladder. Once nutrients have been extracted from food, the remaining waste is passed to the colon to be released. When working properly, the digestive system provides the body with fuel for energy and the materials needed for repairs and growth.

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