Fascinating facts and figures about the intestines and digestion

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There are a lot of fascinating facts and figures about digestion. For example, have you ever thought about how much đź’©  you produce in a month? At almost 500 grams a day, almost 15 kg a month!

Liters of saliva

If this number seems large to you, we will surprise you even more: Every day our body generates 0.5 - 1.5 liters of saliva! It helps to transport the food through the esophagus into the stomach. The distance is only 25 cm - but the chyme takes about 7 seconds to get to the bottom.

Stretchy stomach

There are also a few fascinating facts about the stomach: when empty, its internal volume is about the size of an apricot. But the stomach is incredibly flexible: While most people feel full at 500 milliliters, in extreme cases it can expand to 3 liters.

Meter long intestine

After the stomach, the food is transported through our intestines. For an adult, this means a journey of an impressive 5.5 - 7.5 meters in length - four times our height. The length of the passage depends on the food consumed: watermelon can be digested in a few hours - the body needs many hours for a steak.

Countless intestinal bacteria

Our intestinal bacteria play a crucial role in the digestive process. And this brings us to the last fascinating number: would you have thought that we harbor about as many bacteria as we have cells in the body? There are 39 trillion bacteria per 30 trillion cells - unbelievable!

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