25 Stomach-Churning Facts About The Human Digestive System To Gross You Out!

Have you ever wondered how your body is able to process the food you eat? Believe it or not, the digestion system is highly complex with lots of working parts. Of course, without it, there’s no way for you to receive energy or survive.

However, it also clears waste and filters out toxins. It’s an indispensable part of your body, so why not learn more about it? Here are 25 Fun Facts About The Human Digestive System You Probably Didn’t Know.

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An adult's stomach can hold about 1.5 liters of material.

obeseSource: http://warriors.warren.k12.il.us/

Contrary to popular belief, the small intestine is where most of digestion takes place, not the stomach.

small-intestine-2Source: https://www.diet.com


Your stomach growling is called "borborygmi," and it's actually your intestines full of hot air.

stomach-growlSource: http://www.webmd.com/

Our salivary glands produce 1 to 2 liters of saliva a day.

salivaSource: https://www.livescience.com


Your gut and brain have a special connection. Emotions, like anger, anxiety, and sadness, can change how you digest food.

emotionsSource: https://www.health.harvard.edu

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