Saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which is capable of breaking down starch into simpler sugars such as maltose and dextrin that can be further broken down in the small intestine. It also moistens the food for easy swallowing.
It helps to push the food we eat into the food pipe.
Saliva is been secreted by the salivary glands present in the mouth. This is very much slippery and it is an enzyme.
When we take in the food the food must enter into oesophagus so this enzyme helps in this process
It helps in digestion of food as it wets the food so that it becomes liquidified and thus the food is easily broken and swallowed
It makes the food in our mouth smooth so that it easily pass down the stomach
the taste and smell of food activates three paur of salivary gland which secerete saliva,saliva contain enzyme salivary amylase(ptylin) which convert starch into maltose i.e sugar.hence digestion itself starts in mouth
It makes the food smooth so that it can easily pass down the stomach.