Digestion begins when you start chewing your food. It continues in the digestive tract, which is a connected chain of hollow organs in the body, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, or colon, rectum and anus. (1-2)
The digestive tract takes vitamins and minerals from food we eat. When it’s not working well, we may experience digestive problems and the body may not be able to absorb the right amount of vitamins. (1-2)
In this section we will help you through common digestive health problems and ways to help maintain digestive tract health.