10 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
The digestive system is charged with the responsibilities of breaking down food, eliminating waste, absorbing the nutrients from the food, etc.
The digestive organs include the mouth, stomach, esophagus, gall bladder, small and large intestine, anus.
Here are some of the fun facts about your digestive you probably didn’t know.
I bet you didn’t expect that, the large surface area is needed for the absorption of nutrients and it has a large surface area because of its many folds and figure-like structures.
- The small intestine surprisingly has a large surface area.
During the digestion process, your colon retains water so that you won’t lose a lot of water.
- Your colon reabsorbs water from food.
Your stomach contracts to confirm that there is no leftover food in the stomach. During that process, you may feel and even hear that growling sound. That sound indicates that your stomach is empty, but that may not necessarily mean you are hungry.
- Stomach Growling Can Happen When You're Not Hungry
Which of these do you find interesting?
Written by: Temitope Ikusika
- The large intestine does more than waste elimination. It is also charged with the responsibility of absorbing nutrients and water that the body needs.
- The average person produces 2 pints of saliva every day. That is 32 ounces or 2 cans of soda.
- The stomach has the ability to stretch and hold up to 4 pounds of food at one time.
- The best type of exercise to keep your digestive tract in shape is aerobics exercise.
- Your stomach does perform the largest role in indigestion. However, your stomach starts the digestion process.
- Enzymes in your digestive system are what does the separation of food into the different nutrients that your body needs.