How Does Digestion Work?

We talk a lot about food and nutrition and weight loss, but in order to get a better understanding of how these work, it helps to have an understanding of how digestion works in the body. Put simply, digestion is the process in which our bodies take the food we consume and extract nutrients necessary to function, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water.[1] This is why it is so important to eat a balanced diet--you want to ensure you are giving your body a good wealth of nutrients to choose from; there is only so much your body can pull from cheese fries.

When you eat something, it goes through several stages in order to break down the food and pull out the nutrients your body needs. The whole process begins when you chew your food and your saliva contains enzymes that begins to break down your food into a usable form for your body. Your esophagus delivers the food to your stomach, where the breakdown process continues with your stomach acid. When the food moves to the small intestine, enzymes from the pancreas and bile from the liver and the nutrients are pulled from the food and into your body. Water is then pulled from your nutrition in the large intestine and the non-essential parts are then prepared for elimination (we’ll leave out the squickier details. You’re welcome).[2]

Knowing how your body extracts nutrients for your body simply reinforces exactly how essential it is to not only to fuel your body with proper nutrition, but to ensure your body is working as well as it can at the cellular level. Check out Bod•ē TEN to help optimize your mitochondria! As we age, mitochondria decline in number. Due in part to oxidative stress, they also become less efficient and do not function to their fullest potential. As a result, you may not benefit from their full energy production abilities. Bod•ē TEN was specifically designed to increase and improve mitochondria energy production.* Why not get your body working as efficiently as possible? Streamline your body from the cells up!

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[1] “Your Digestive System & How It Works.” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Dec. 2017,

[2] “Digestive System.” Cleveland Clinic, 13 Sept. 2018,

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