How the Human Digestive System Works In Order to Transport Necessary Nutrients to the Body and Brain

Digestive System

In a gutsy TED-Ed lesson by Emma Bryce and animated by Jeremy Jusay, narrator Addison Anderson explains how the digetstive system works in order to transport necessary nutrients to keep the body and the brain functioning properly.

Across the planet, humans eat on average between 1 and 2.7 kilograms of food a day, and every last scrap makes its way through the digestive system. Comprised of ten organs covering nine meters, this is one of the most complicated systems in the body.

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