Your food can spend up to this long in the small intestine:
The large intestine measures about...
Which of these is digested the fastest?
They pass through your stomach and small intestine much faster than protein or fat.
How long is an adult’s small intestine?
Which organs help with the absorption of nutrients?
Pancreas, liver, and gallbladder
Pancreas kidneys and heart
Kidneys, prostate and bronchi
How long does it take food to reach your stomach?
When you swallow food, it enters your esophagus. That’s a stretchy tube about 10 inches long that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. It’s narrow, but the muscles in its walls slowly squeeze food down and through. This is called peristalsis. It normally takes just a couple of seconds for each bite.
True or False: Foods that contain insoluble fiber (which does not dissolve in water) cause less gas and bloating than those with soluble fiber (which does dissolve in water).
Insoluble fiber is not digested by the body. It passes through the intestines unchanged, so it makes little gas.
Which of these has not been shown to cause stomach ulcers?
True or False: The Stomach muscles can't contract
Where is the stomach located?
Left side of the upper abdomen
Right side of the upper abdomen
Where does the stomach receive food from?
How many sections is the human stomach divided into?
The cardiac region, the fundus, the body, and the pylorus or atrium.