The Digestive System                                       By Imani Kyimba

Digestive System

  The Digestive System acts in stages to digest food. The Digestive system breaks substances that the various organs and cells in our body can use in life. There are specifically 6 stages in the Digestive System and I will show you each one of them!

Stage 1- Chewing

  Chewing food is a important part of the Digestive System. When your chewing food you can see that it breaks up into pieces that are easier to digest and swallow. Saliva can help to. Saliva is more than just water it uses special enzymes to break down starchy food like potatoes and bread.

Stage 2- Swallowing

  Swallowing food is pretty easy, but there are ways swallowing makes us so unique. There are special throat muscles in our body that force that force the food into a long tube that leads to the esophagus. In your body there is a flack of windpipes making sure the food doesn't go the wrong way. If it does it can make you choke.

Stage 3- Stomach

  When food sits in your body more enzymes go to work on it. If the enzymes do this for a long time they can break down the things that are important for our body like protein. Enzymes can be good but sometimes they can be bad. But good thing the stomach kills a lot of bacteria.

Stage 4- Small Intestine

  The Small Intestine works with juices from the liver and pancreas to break down the food we eat. The food in our body gets absorbed from the intestine into our body through blood. 

Stage 5- Large Intestine

  Any food that our body need or can't use is sent to the large intestine and later leaves our body as waste or should I say to the toilet.

Liver and Pancreas- The Special Stage

  Yes the Liver and Pancreas are part of the Digestive System. The liver provides bile that helps break fat into smaller parts. The pancreas provides multiple enzymes that helps digest any food in your body

Citing

-"Science for Kids: The Digestive System." Ducksters, Technology Solutions, Inc, Mar. 2015. Web 1 Mar. 2015 <www.ducksters.com>

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