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The Digestive System

The Digestive System. Where Your Food Goes.

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The Digestive System

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  1. The Digestive System

  2. Where Your Food Goes When you eat your food, do you know where it goes? It goes into your digestive system. Your digestive system is made up of your mouth, pharynx, esophagus, liver, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, appendix, rectum, and anus! That is a lot of parts!

  3. Care For Your Digestive System! • Chew your food well and swallow slowly! • Drink plenty of water to help move food through your digestive system!

  4. Facts About Your Digestive System • It takes 2 to 3 weeks to digest gum. • Juices in the stomach break down the proteins. • Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 3 hours. • Food goes down your esophagus and into your stomach where juices break down the proteins. Then it goes down your small intestine to the large intestine and gets removed by the digestive system.

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  6. Functions • Digests the food we eat • Takes the nutrients out of your food so your body can use it

  7. Esophagus • the tube that connects your mouth and your stomach • A stretchy bag that holds your food after you eat • Helps to break food into smaller pieces so your body can use it for energy and nutrition Stomach

  8. Small intestine • Tube that is 20 feet long. • Continues to digest food • Food stays in your small intestine for 4 to 8 hours Small Intestine

  9. Large intestine • Tube that is 5 feet long • Gets waste from small intestine • Waste stays for 10 to 12 hours Large Intestine

  10. GALLBLADDER • Storage tank for bile (a greenish-yellow liquid) that helps your body break down and use fats • Located under your liver • Shaped like a pear Gall Bladder

  11. Liver • Factory for antibodies and bile • Stores vitamins and sugars until your body needs them Liver

  12. Pancreas • Helps you digest food by breaking down sugars Pancreas

  13. Healthy Habits • Eat foods that are high in fiber like fruits and vegetables • Drink plenty of water • Chew your food completely before you swallow • Avoid foods high in fat

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