Digestion The Hour Food Factory

In This Chapter

  • Getting acquainted with your digestive organs ^ Following the food through your body ^ Absorbing nutrients and passing them along to your body
  • My hen you see (or smell) something appetizing, your digestive organs leap into action. Your mouth waters. Your stomach contracts. Intestinal glands begin to secrete the chemicals that turn food into the nutrients that build new tissues and provide the energy you need to keep zipping through the days, months, and years.

This chapter introduces you to your digestive system and explains exactly how your body digests the many different kinds of foods you eat, all the while extracting the nutrients you need to keep on truckin'.

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