Which of the following sequences correctly traces the passage of food through the human digestive tract?
A. Esophagus, pharynx, stomach, large intestines, large intentine
B. Esophagus, stomach, small intentines, large intentines, pharynx
C. Pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intentines, large intentines
D. Pharynx, stomach, esophagus, small intentines, large intentines
Just a spoonful of sugar… ” goes the song. But what happens to that sugar once you swallow it? In fact, how is it that you are able to swallow it at all? Your digestive system performs amazing feats every day, whether you eat a double cheeseburger or a stalk of celery. Read on to learn what exactly happens to food as it makes its way through your digestive system.
What Is Digestion?
Digestion is the complex process of turning the food you eat into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair needed to survive. The digestion process also involves creating waste to be eliminated.