Although nutritional quality and quantity are central to optimal health and well-being, a functioning digestive system is pre-requisite for these benefits to take full effect. Failure of a single part of this system will compromise the amount of nutrition entering the body.
The stages of the digestive system are as follows:
-The mouth is the first part of the digestive system, the place where food in received. The roof of the mouth is formed by hard and soft palates and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue fill the floor of the mouth. The tongue is a muscular organ which is attached to the hyoid bone and mandible.