Your digestive system is a marvelous arrangement of organs and glands that are tasked with providing biological actions and chemical reactions that keep you alive and healthy. Your upper gastrointestinal tract breaks down the food you eat into absorbable molecules that your body can use. The remaining waste material then passes into the lower GI tract where it is excreted before it can become toxic to your body.
While most of us don’t think too much about the complexities of digestion, having a better understanding of how your digestive system works is a good way to improve your health by make better choices about the foods and beverages you consume. With that said, let’s take a look at some fast facts about the process of digestion.