Colon and small intestine

DS00292, DS00459, DS00823, DS00834_IM00028-d7_smintestinecolonthu.jpg The small intestine and colon are components of your digestive tract, which processes the foods you eat. The small intestine and colon extract nutrients and water from the foods. What isn't absorbed by the small intestine and colon continues along the digestive tract and is expelled as stool during a bowel movement.