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Understanding The Journey Of Food In The Digestive System

Written by Jillian Lai Mei Siew on Fri, 11 November 2022

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Are you a food lover like us? Do you ever wonder what happens to the delicious food that you ate, say last night? If your answer is yes, you've come to the right place. We're about to guide you through the process of digestion. Be prepared. It might get bumpy!

The digestive system is extremely important as it breaks down the food we eat and helps in the absorption of nutrients. Some organs are also involved in the metabolism process. So without further ado, let's meet the members of the digestive system and how the food travels through it.

(Organs in the digestive system)

Let's begin at the beginning: From hand to mouth!

Did you know that the process of digestion begins in your mouth? As you chew your food to break it down into tiny pieces, your saliva softens it and begins to digest the starch in it with the help of enzymes called amylases.

So the next time you drool over that pizza, remember that your digestive system has gotten to work!

 

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Jillian Lai Mei Siew

As the Product Consultant Manager of Mega BiO-LiFE, Jillian Lai Mei Siew, has the role of providing a productive team spirit among all Product Consultants to equip them with the right health nutritional information. Jillian is a BSc in Nutrition and Community Health, and a MSc in Nutritional Sciences an from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Affiliated to the Professional Affiliation Languages & Dialects Nutrition Society of Malaysia, NSM, Jillian can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay.

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