Interesting Facts About Stomach !!!

The stomach is a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the alimentary canal which functions as an important organ of the digestive tract. The stomach is located between the esophagus and the small intestine. It secretes protein-digesting enzymes and strong acids to aid in food digestion. Here is list of some interesting Facts about Stomach :-

1. People can, and have lived without a stomach if it has been removed because of disease

2. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so it doesn’t digest itself.

3. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out. A moth has no stomach.

4. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach
A Cow's Stomach !!!

5. When you blush (Turn red, due to embarrassment), the lining of your stomach also turns red !!!

6. When we swallow our food, we also swallow air. This air causes most of the gas in your stomach and intestinal tract. The best way to get rid of this air is to burp!

7. An adults stomach can hold approximately 1.5 liters of material.

8. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth.

9. A cow's (Ruminant) diet is much harder to digest than that of an omnivore's or carnivore's diet. Thus, Cow have 4 compartments in their Stomach.

10. The word stomach is derived from the Latin "stomachus" which is derived from the Greek word "stomachos", ultimately from stoma , "mouth"

Human Stomach
11. The stomach produces protease enzymes and hydrochloric acid which kills bacteria and gives the right pH(1.2) for the protease enzyme to work

12. Inside the stomach there is hydrochloric acid which kills bacteria and provides acidic conditions to the enzyme protease.

13. Historically, it was widely believed that the highly acidic environment of the stomach would keep the stomach immune from infection. However, a large number of studies have indicated that most cases of peptic ulcers, gastritis, and stomach cancer are caused by Helicobacter pylori infection

14. There is no correlation between weight and stomach size. A naturally thin person can have the same size stomach (or even larger) as a person who struggles with weight control.