Normal functioning of our digestive system is crucial to our well-being and health, as poor digestion could impact nutrient breakdown and our metabolism, thus affecting its nourishment and waste management functions.
There are multiple roles of our digestive system, namely:
It is a passage that connects the body to the external environment
It is a source of food and water for the body’s activities and development
It has a close relationship and direct influence on the development of the nervous system
It is the largest immune organ of the body with the most lymphocytes, and acts as a barrier that protects the body against external pathogenic factors