DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

The digestive system is in charge of absorbing and transporting nutrients your body needs in order to thrive -- and it gets rid of all the waste the body doesn't need. Discover how saliva breaks down the food you eat and more.
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The Ultimate Digestive Health Quiz

Your gastrointestinal health is essential to your overall well-being. It is of utmost importance, therefore, that you take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure good digestive health. Take this quiz and learn about digestive health.

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  • How does your stomach keep from digesting itself?

    How does your stomach keep from digesting itself?

    Ever wondered how your stomach acid knows the difference between your stomach and the food inside it? See more »

  • How Fasting Works

    How Fasting Works

    Sometimes people choose not to eat for religious, political or health reasons. It's called fasting, and it's been popular for thousands of years. What effects does fasting have on the body? Is it safe? See more »

  • How the Digestive System Works

    How the Digestive System Works

    What happens to your lunch after you eat it? As you read this, your digestive system is hard at work, taking it on a wild ride through your body. See more »

  • If I couldn't get rid of gas in any way, would I explode?

    If I couldn't get rid of gas in any way, would I explode?

    People expel gas by either burping or flatulating. Although it's an embarrassing thing to have happen, it's also a necessity. But what would happen if you just couldn't pass the gas? See more »

  • What if I ate the silica packets marked "do not eat"?

    What if I ate the silica packets marked "do not eat"?

    Silica packets most likely contain silica gel or some other desiccant -- something that absorbs (collects) and holds water vapor. What would happen if you put that gel in your mouth? See more »

  • Why does my stomach growl?

    Why does my stomach growl?

    Whether you call it grumbling, gurgling or growling, sometimes your belly just won't keep quiet. What makes your stomach growl, and why does it seem to happen at the worst times? See more »

  • Digestive Health Quiz

    Digestive Health Quiz

    We eat every day but what happens after the food leaves our mouths is mostly a mystery to many of us. Find out how your digestion knowledge stacks up with this digestive quiz. See more »

  • Healthy Digestion

    Healthy Digestion

    Healthy digestion involves the whole body. Learn about the processes and body parts that go into digestion. See more »

  • The Ultimate Digestive Health Quiz

    The Ultimate Digestive Health Quiz

    Your gastrointestinal health is essential to your overall well-being. It is of utmost importance, therefore, that you take the necessary precautionary measures to ensure good digestive health. Take this quiz and learn about digestive health. See more »

  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus

    10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus

    Flatulence is funny, but there's actually some pretty interesting stuff going on in your body to cause it. After reading these 10 facts, you may never look at airplane travel the same way. See more »

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