TED-Ed Explains the Digestive System

We all eat, but do we all know the process of digestion, and how our bodies carefully break all of that food down? In a concise, 5-minute animated video, TED Ed explains the digestive system process, with clean, colorful imagery. ¬†It’s a fun and educational way to be a little more knowledgeable about a process that your body undergoes every single day. We weren’t aware of all of the acids and juices (and bile!) used on a daily basis to break down that burrito you ate. And did you know the average human eats over 365 KG of food every year? ¬†Learning is fun! Via TED:

Explaining the digestive system through video

The digestive system is made up of ten organs that all work in unison to break down food into usable energy.

Explaining the digestive system through video

Saliva is stage 1 of the digestive process

Explaining the digestive system through video

The esophagus uses muscle contractions to get food down

Explaining the digestive system through video

The liver, gallbladder and pancreas all work to create digestive juices

Explaining the digestive system through video

The stomach breaks down food further using acids and the muscular stomach walls

Explaining the digestive system through video

The intestines help absorb molecules and beneficial parts of digested food

Explaining the digestive system through video

The essential nutrients of food are absorbed through the intestines

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