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Importance of digestion

Hello, Hello!! This article is to become aware of the importance of our digestive system, to know it and to take the necessary measures to gain health.

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorb the nutrients and ridding the body´s food waste products. The digestive system begins in the mouth the moment we eat some food and begin to chew starts the digestive process. If we go deeper, when we smell or see a delicious food the production of saliva begins. Starts the process of breaking down the chemical in food which helps to soften it so will be easier to swallow.

The tongue helps us to have movement, the teeth to grind food so we can swallow it. Goes through the throat, esophagus until it reaches the stomach, the stomach stores the food we eat, it breaks down food into a liquid mixture (gastric juices), slowly emptying this liquid into the small intestine.

The small intestine even ore breaks down food so that the body can absorb all vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. All this process is done with the help of the pancreas, lever and gallbladder. The pancreas secretes a liquid that helps digest fats and proteins, the liver secrets a liquid called bile that helps absorb fats so they can reach the bloodstream. The gallbladder is a reservoir for bile, where this juice is stored until the body needs it.

I always talk about taking care of our liver, and this is a simple reason: The blood rich in nutrients goes directly to the liver which is responsible for processing it. It filters harmful substances or waste products into more bile, helps nutrients to be distributed throughout the rest of the body and, how much of the nutrient is store as reserve.

The waste than passes into a part of the large intestine, called the colon, which is the place where the body has the last chance to absorb water and some minerals to send it to the bloodstream. As waste loses water, it hardens into feces and must be expelled from the body.

Knowing what the digestive system is like and how it works, we can have the premise that: “WE ARE WHAT WE EAT”.

The digestive system is not only responsible for digesting It also represents 70% of our immune system, a healthy intestine must be a permeable and protective barrier that prevents the passage of environmental toxins, pathogenic microorganisms and enemy foods that cause sensitivity.



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