|What happens in the Mouth?
|This is where saliva begins, when food is chewed, mashed, grinded, whatever. Saliva contains an enzyme that remains in the mouth for about 2 minutes
|What happens in the Esophagus?
|In the esophagus, food is no longer in the mouth. It is pushed down your throat by muscles. It stays in the esophagus for about 4-8 minutes. Peristalsis is responsible for rumbling sounds in your body.
|What happens in the Stomach?
|Food is broken down by hydrochloric acid and enzymes during the chemical breakdown. It remains in the stomach for 4 hours, and forms a thick liquid.
|What happens in the Small Intestine?
|That thick liquid is mixed with another liquid called bile, and passes through the remaining 20 ft. of the small intestine. It will take about 2 hours.
|What happens in the Large Intestine?
|In the large intestine, any liquid that hasn't been digested goes into the small intestine. And the remaining wastes are considered urine or feces.
|What are villi?
|Finger-shaped bumps in the small intestine that soak up nutrients and created a larger surface area
|What is the pancreas?
|A digestive organ that makes chemicals to break proteins, fats, and carbohydrates down, and helps control how much sugar is in the blood.
|What is the liver?
|Makes bile break down fats. It also stores sugar when body needs it, and gets rid of harmful substances such as alcohol.
|What is saliva?
|Saliva is the beginning of digestion, that contains a digestive juice called enzymes that change starch into sugar.
|What is the gallbladder?
|An organ that stores bile, that digest fats, and sends bile to the small intestine when needed.