This is my amazing journey through the digestive system.LETS GO!
The food is chewed and the saliva helps make it small enough and soft enough to be swallowed. The food then goes down the oesophagus to the stomach.
Then the food is broken down in the stomach into small pieces. The stomach contains hydrochloric acid which is very corrosive. Once it is broken down it becomes a porridge like substance called chyme. Once it comes out of the stomach it goes into the duodenum where it is broken down some more. It also connects to other parts of the digestive system such as your liver, gall bladder and pancreas.
In the small intestine is a small stretchy tube packed beneath the stomach. It breaks down the food even more so theimportant vitamins, minerals,nutrients and proteins can be absorbed into the blood.
All the food material that is still unwanted goes into your large intestine. It passes through a part of the large intestine called the colon where the body has one last chance to absorb any water or minerals into the blood. Whats left gets harder as it keeps moving until it becomes a solid poo.