10 Facts about Digestion

Monday, January 4, 2021

Facts about Digestion

1.The hydrochloric acid in your stomach is roughly as strong as battery acid.

2.The smooth muscles in your esophagus, small intestines, and large intestines do not fatigue and work all day and night.

3.The total length of the digestive system is roughly 30 feet long. This allows you to absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your food.

digestive system
4.The pancreas is part of the digestive system and is an important part of the digestive system and the hormone-producing endocrine system.

5.The large intestine is actually shorter in length than the large intestine. It is called the large intestine because it has a larger diameter than the small intestine.

large intestine
6.You get heartburn when the stomach acid escapes from the stomach and travels to the esophagus.

7.The surface area of your small intestines is roughly equal to the size of a tennis court. This allows you to get the most from the food you eat.

8.The folds in your stomach called gastric rugae allow your stomach to expand and collapse depending on the amount of food you eat.

9. The small intestines floods the digested food with water and the large intestine absorbs this water.

10. Digestion begins in the mouth with the teeth tearing and ripping up the food and three salivary glands that secret saliva along with amylase that begins to break down starch.


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