It is not only useful but vital to know the organs that process what you eat and drink

The food we eat is used by our body for energy, growth and cell repair. Starting from your mouth and ending in the anus, whatever food and drink you consume passes through your gastrointestinal tract. Along the way, these are processed by the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver and large intestine, or colon. If these organs are not well maintained and any should break down, then your health and well-being will be at risk of disease and the danger of terminal illness.

The digestive system converts whatever we swallow into their simplest forms, which are glucose (sugars), amino acids (which make up protein) and fatty acids (which make up fats). From the small intestine, the broken-down items are then absorbed into the bloodstream and the essential nutrients are carried to each cell in the body.

A large reservoir of microbes, including bacteria, live within the large intestine and elsewhere in the digestive system. These bacteria, known as gut flora or microbiome, play an important role in healthy digestion and are also affected by where we live, our health conditions and the medications that we ingest.

When we abuse or don’t take care of our digestive system, we may end up with ailments like irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis, liver cirrhosis and colorectal cancer. So, let’s show love to our amazing body and its various organs and systems by giving them the nutrition that they need, which will be for our own good.