The digestive system

The digestive system

Many things happen to food in the digestive tract. The digestive organs chew, grind and break down food into nutrients. During this wild adventure, your body makes use of everything that is good for you, before expelling the rest as faeces. Burps, farts and a rumbling stomach may make you laugh, but they are part of everyday life and show that your body is working properly! So come on, it’s time to begin the adventure!

The organs in the digestive tract

The digestive system. What is it?

The stages of digestion

How does digestion work?

Historical representations of digestion

From the stomach cooking food to mechanical digestion... Discover how our knowledge of digestion progressed over time.

Digestive phenomena

Why does my stomach sometimes rumble? What is a fart?