Digestion

By: Emma Cornett

Mouth

Both mechanical and chemical digestion takes place in the mouth, mechanical digestion is when you chew your food with your teeth and mix it with your tongue and chemical digestion is when saliva, mucus, and an enzyme is added.

Esophagus

Your esophagus is a long muscular tube that is about 25cm long and connects the mouth and stomach,it moves the food down with a squeezing action.

Stomach

Mechanical and chemical digestion also both takes place in the stomach, chemically food is mixed with enzymes,and hydrochloric acid. Mechanically the stomach moves and breaks up the food. Last in your stomach the food is turned into a watery liquid called chyme.

Small Intestine

The chyme is then moved into the small intestine where bile a green liquid is added. The bile breaks up the large fat particles.

Large Intestine

Next chyme enters the large intestine where all the excess water is absorbed.

Then the pancreas makes an insulin that allows glucose to pass from the bloodstream to your cells and the gallbladder and the liver produces stored enzymes and other chemicals that help break down food. Bacteria in the large intestine feed on undigested food and make the vitamins that you need.

Rectum and Anus

The rectum and anus control the release of waste.