Digestive Systems And The Digestive System

1125 Words Dec 12th, 2016 5 Pages
When choosing between what system to write about, I thought the digestive system would be a good topic because food is probably one of my favorite things, not only cause it tastes good but because it gives me the energy to do all the things I need to do throughout the day. We talked in class about how you should always get the nutrients from food and never from supplements, which I’ve always tried to do. So, what is the digestive system? The digestive system is an assortment of organs that performs the process of digestion. The process of digestion involves food, containing nutrients, which is eaten and broken down into different segments. The digestive system also works with additional important systems in the body such as the circulatory system and the excretory system. The circulatory system receives all the absorbed nutrients through your body, and your excretory system filters compounds from the blood stream and collects them in urine. This whole system is designed distinctively, with the ultimate goal of turning food into the energy that you need to survive. The digestive system starts with the mouth and ends with the anus. (Studios, A. R, n.d)
The mouth is the very beginning of the digestive tract, and is literally where the first bite of food is taken. Chewing food breaks down the food into little pieces, while saliva mixes with the food to assist with the process of breaking it down. After the food has been broken down, it enters the esophagus, which is in essence,…
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