Digestion is defined as the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller parts, to a form that can be absorbed into the blood stream.The end of the digestive process is defecation. The food enters the mouth, is chewed by the teeth, and broken down by the saliva from the salivary glands. It travels down the esophagus and into the stomach where acid breaks down most of the food. The remainder goes through the small intestine, then through the large intestine or bowel, and comes out as waste through the anus. It's a form of catabolism. In other words, it's the process of the conversion of complex substances into simpler ones for easy absorption and assimilation by the body. This is the purpose of the digestive tract.

People can eat nutritious food but still be tired. They can develop chronic diseases and age prematurely. Why does this happen? It might be due to poor assimilation and poor absorption of food and nutrients. This is why the digestive system operating properly is so important. Digestive enzymes, which are responsible for the metabolism of food, include Carbohydrases, (such as sucrase, cellulase, amylase, and maltase), lipase, proteases (such as rennin), lactase, and pepsin. Hydrochloric acid is also important for proper digestion.

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It is important to get your digestive system operating properly by eating the correct foods. Diet and health are inextricably linked and to stay youthful and healthy you need to watch what you eat.

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