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1 How Does Our Food Become Energy For Our Body To Use?

2 Components Esophagus Stomach Small Intestine Large Intestine Gall bladder Liver Pancreas

3 Esophagus the tube that connects your mouth and your stomach

4 Stomach A stretchy bag that holds your food after you eat Helps to break food into smaller pieces so your body can use it for energy and nutrition

5 Stomach Esophagus

6 Small Intestine Tube that is 20 feet long. Continues to digest food Food stays in your small intestine for 4 to 8 hours

7 Small Intestine

8 Large Intestine Tube that is 5 feet long Gets waste from small intestine Waste stays for 10 to 12 hours

9 Large Intestine

10 Liver Factory for antibodies and bile Stores vitamins and sugars until your body needs them

11 Liver

12 Gall Bladder Storage tank for bile (a greenish- yellow liquid) that helps your body break down and use fats Located under your liver Shaped like a pear

13 Gall Bladder

14 Pancreas Helps you digest food by breaking down sugars (produces insulin)

15 Functions Digest the food we eat Take the nutrients out of your food so your body can use it

16 Healthy Habits Eat foods that are high in fiber like fruits and vegetables

17 Drink plenty of water

18 Chew your food completely before you swallow

19 Avoid foods high in fat

20 Interesting Facts Food is in your digestive system for about 24 hours

21 Your stomach stretches when you eat like a balloon being filled with air

22 You have a trap door called the epiglottis to cover your windpipe when you swallow.

23 Your stomach mashes your food the way a baker kneads dough for bread.

24 Summary Functions Digests food Absorbs nutrients for the body Components Esophagus Stomach Small intestine Large intestine Pancreas Liver Gall Bladder

25 Summary Healthy Habits Eat high fiber foods Drink lots of water Chew food well Avoid high-fat foods

26 Works Cited Microsoft ClipArt Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia My Body: Teacher Created Materials

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