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Digestive System
What Happens to the Food You Eat?

Digestive System
Digestive System


What Happens to the Food You Eat?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.62

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    pancreas, hopefully, liver, longer, saliva, stays, narrow, digestion, toilet, eggs, pizza, large, body, mash, since, blood

Other Languages
     French: Que devient ce que tu manges?
     Spanish: ¿Qué sucede con la comida que comes?
     Italian: Cosa succede al cibo quando mangi?
     German: Was passiert mit der Nahrung, die du isst? (Klasse 3-4)


What Happens to the Food You Eat?
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Do you like to eat? What is your favorite food to eat? Is it pizza? Is it an apple? Is it chocolate candy? Hopefully, your favorite food is something tasty, but good for you, too, since good food gives you energy and helps you to grow. Healthy foods include milk, bread, eggs, fruit, and vegetables.
 
2     Some of the food you eat makes strong bones and teeth. Some of the food you eat gives you strong muscles. Some of the food you eat gives your body the energy to keep you warm. But before your body can use the food you eat for all these special things, it has to change the food. That's what digesting food means. Your body has to break food into millions of tiny pieces to use it.
 
3     Digestion begins with chewing. If you think about it, you know that the longer you chew your food with your teeth, the smaller the pieces of food become. The spit, or saliva, in your mouth helps change the food, too.

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