Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

Facts about DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (Point No.-19,20,21,23,27)

  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
  • The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.
  • If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
  • It takes the food 7 seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  • It takes 3 hours for food to move through the intestine.
  • If uncoiled, the small intestine would be about 6 meter (20 feet).
  • The digestive tract is around 9 meter (30 feet) long.
  • When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk’s calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.
  • If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  • The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
  • Approximately 75% of human faeces are made of water.
  • The liver can renew itself. If three quarters are removed, the rest would not only go on working on its own, but would soon have grown as large as the whole liver used to be.
  • Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
  • The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.

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