Chewing breaks the food into pieces that are more easily digested, while saliva mixes with food to begin the process of breaking it down into a form the body can absorb and use.
Receives food from the mouth when you swallow and through a series of muscular contractions, delivers food to the stomach.
The Functions of the Stomach
It breaks down food into smaller particles or molecules. Food is mixed with digestive acids in a strong churning motion which is caused by contractions of the stomach muscles.
One disease associated with the Digestive System is Celiac Disease which damages the villi in the small intestine and therefore can't absorb the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Celiac Disease is the body's reaction to the protein included in gluten.