From the moment you are born, your body begins the detoxification process. As an infant, you obtain nourishment from breast milk or baby formula. As you develop, you obtain nourishment from both food and beverages. Your body utilizes what it needs from these forms of nourishment and begins the process of elimination.
The body actually begins the digestion process long before you actually consume food. It kicks into gear the moment you think about, see, or smell food. Chances are good you have smelled your favorite food and noticed an increase in saliva production. Saliva contains chemicals that help to break down the food, making it easier to swallow.
The food that has been broken down by chewing and mixed with saliva is called a bolus. The tongue is used to push the bolus toward the back of your throat. It then travels down the esophagus.
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