The journey of food begins as soon as you take a bite. The mouth is the gateway to the digestive system, a system specifically designed to transform food into nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of our body. These nutrients are useful to keep us energized and help our cells grow and repair. So you could say that once you take the first bite, you are already turning on the digestion machine.
As you chew, the food is broken into pieces to facilitate the process. Saliva is useful for mixing with food and decomposing it even more. That way, your stomach doesn’t have to process whole pieces of food and it will be much easier. We agree on that, don’t we? Read on to find out why more parts of your body travel with food.