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The digestive system is the process of turning food into energy and nutrients to feed the human body. Food passes through a long tube inside the body known as the alimentary canal or the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The alimentary canal is made up of the oral cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. In addition to the alimentary canal, there are several important accessory organs that help your body to digest food. Accessory organs of the digestive system include the teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
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Mucin comes in various forms and one of those forms is saliva. Okay, now, once the food goes passes through the duodenum, it goes into the second part of the small intestine, the jejunum. A good portion of the chemical digestion and absorption of nutrients happens here. So, this is where nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are absorbed. You get these nutrients from the foods you eat.