What is Digestion?

The food that we eat is absorbed by our body and provides us with energy or raw material that is used to repair our body and build new cells. However, before food can be absorbed and used by our body, it needs to be digested.

Digestion is the process in which food is broken down into smaller particles that can be absorbed by the body.

During digestion, many organs in our body work together to break the food down. These organs make up the digestive system.

Find out which organs are part of the digestive system