Continuing the journey of food as it travels through your digestive system and into the small intestine.
- At 5m long, the small intestine is the longest part of your digestive tract.
- The small intestine receives pancreatic juice which breaksdown three major food groups, fats, carbohydrates and protein.
- The liver creates bile, which is stored in the gall bladder before being squirted into the small intestine.
- The small intestine walls consist of millions of microscopic, finger-like projections called villi that absorb sugars, amino acids and fats.