Your digestive system turns the food you eat into parts it can use for energy and nutrients. The first part of the digestive system is the mouth. Food gets broken down in the mouth through chewing. Saliva also helps to break down food. The stomach is an organ with strong walls that hold in food while it breaks them down further. The intestines are the last steps of the digestion process. These long tubes are responsible for absorbing most of the food's nutrients.


Your digestive system is susceptible to certain problems. Ailments like GERD, IBS, and food poisoning target the digestive tract. Luckily, this is one of the systems in your body that is the most impacted by the foods you eat. Diets like the Bland, BRAT, Ketogenic, and Atkins diet have origins in medicine.

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