The digestive system also relies on hormones to regulate the flow of digestive juices and nerves to control the actions of digestion . “A healthy digestive system is a symphony of coordination,” says Dr. Koch. The esophagus. Chewing your food allows you to move the food into the back of your throat for swallowing. “The esophagus is a muscular tube that delivers food from the mouth to the stomach,” says Koch.
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Digestion Foods: The Best And Worst Foods For Your Digestive System
Bechtold and King offered up some of their picks for the best and worst foods for digestion, based on their ability to help keep things moving in the body, as well as their likelihood of triggering nasty symptoms like diarrhea and acid reflux. Click through the slideshow to check them out: Loading Slideshow BEST: Fruits And Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are great for digestion because most are high in fiber, King says. Bechtold adds that the fiber in produce has an added benefit of regulating bowel movements. BEST: Whole Grains Whole grain foods, including brown rice and wheat, also contain lots of fiber, making them another top food group good for digestion, King says.
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