What you probably did not know about digestion

Hey, digestion is taking place within your body as we speak…

Hmmm…

We know that absorption of water and mineral salts take place in the large intestines, but do you know that most of the water really comes from the digestive juices and not so much from our intake?

The large intestine actually receives approximately 10 liters of water per day. 1.5 liters is from food and 8.5 liters is from secretions into the gut. 95% of this water is reabsorbed.

If water is not absorbed, diarrhea can result, causing dehydration and ion loss. This can be a very very big issue if it is a result of the ingestion of this sinister thing called Vibrio Cholerae.

and the following website is wonderful for digestion

http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael.gregory/files/bio%20102/bio%20102%20lectures/digestive%20system/digestive%20system.htm

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1081754/human-digestive-system/242911/Blood-and-nerve-supply

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