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The amazing digestive system

Most of us don’t think much about the digestive system unless we are hungry or have a digestive issue. If you suffer from digestive woes, you might be interested in knowing why digestion is so important for our overall health and what it is responsible for. Might seem obvious but I promise you, it’s not.

Digestion is so much more than simply providing a means to ending hunger. That food that you put into your mouth actually provides nutrients to our cells so they can perform all the tasks they are responsible for each and every day of our lives.

But, that’s only the beginning of the story. There are so many really cool things about the digestive system that anyone suffering should really know about if they want to heal.

Did you know that digestion actually begins in the brain?

When you smell that movie theater popcorn or you see a huge billboard with a juicy cheeseburger and crispy fries, that’s when we start to salivate, and our digestive system revs up. In fact, just thinking about food can get the digestive system going!

Just a cool fact most of us weren’t taught in school.

So, why is digestion such a big deal when it comes to our overall health?

Well, you probably already knew that the food we consume is used as energy for our body. And while that is true, there’s so much that happens in between.

Yes, our digestive systems take that food we eat and break it down into nutrients that the body is then able to use for energy, growth and cellular repair. There are thousands and thousands of processes in the body that require nutrients in order to function optimally.

So, what else does the digestive system do?