The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract and associated digestive structures that help the body break down and absorb food. The mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus make up the digestive tract, which is basically a food-processing pipe about 9m (30ft) long. Our associated digestive structures include three pairs of salivary glands, the pancreas, the liver, and the gallbladder, each of which has an important role.
How is food digested?
Whenever you eat, your body breaks down the food into smaller molecules of nutrients before it can be absorbed into the blood and distributed to cells throughout your body. This process of breaking down food and drink into their smallest parts in order for the body to use them as nourishment and energy is digestion.It involves mixing food with digestive juices, moving it through the digestive tract, and breaking down large molecules of food into smaller molecules. Digestion begins in the mouth, when you chew and swallow, and is completed in the small intestine
A healthy lifestyle will keep the digestive system healthy. This includes following a proper diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, drinking alcohol only in moderation, and reducing stress.VITAGEN helps maintain a good balance of good and harmful bacteria in your intestines. When the balance is not disrupted, we feel fit and healthy. VITAGEN also provides a constant supply of lactobacillus to our intestinal flora and together with the good bacteria in our body; they suppress harmful bacteria from causing harm to our health.