Eating both insoluble fiber and soluble fiber with keep your digestive system healthy. Insoluble fibers can't be digested and add bulk to your stools. Soluble fiber draws in water and can prevent watery stools.
Regular exercise can help keep foods moving through the digestive system. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight which is good for your digestive system.
The digestive system and the circulatory system work very closely since the nutrients that are digested and absorbed by the digestive system are transported through the body by the circulatory system.
The food is broken down in the stomach and small intestine and the nutrients is is absorbed into the walls of the small intestine, where the capillaries lie. The absorbed nutrients pass through the walls of the capillaries and join the bloodstream to be transported through the body.
Did you know food doesn't need gravity to go to your stomach? The food doesn't fall down the esophagus but the muscles in the esophagus contract and relax pushing the food down.
Did you know that the small intestine is 7 meters long and 2.5cm in diameter? That would mean the surface area could cover a tennis court.
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