Digestive system basics

Digestive system cartoonA big part of a healthy lifestyle is eating the right things, and avoiding the wrong things.

When talking about diet and nutrition the digestive system is mentioned a lot. So I thought I would provide a brief summary of what happens in the various parts of the digestive system.

At its simplest, you can think of the digestive system as a tube. You put food in one end of the tube.

All the nutrients your body needs are extracted from the food as it passes through, and the waste comes out the other end. [Read more…]