Ever wonder where the food you eat goes after it passes the stomach? Moms, get to know the intestines.
Fun fact: did you know that the intestine is the longest internal organ of the human body? It’s like a flexible tube of smooth muscle folded on itself that is 7-meters long when stretched (that’s three times taller than a professional basketball player!)
The intestine absorbs the nutrition from the food we eat. These nutrients will be absorbed by our cells and tissues.
The intestine is divided into two major parts: the small intestine and the large intestine.
Our intestines have four functions:
The metabolic function supports the absorption of essential nutrients (calcium, magnesium and iron), vitamins (folic acid, vitamin K, B vitamins) and carbohydrates.