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IN Health & Fitness ON 30 Nov, 2016
Abdomen is present between thorax and pelvis of the human body. As major part of the alimentary canal is present inside the abdomen, absorption and digestion of food occurs inside it. There are several little known facts about abdomen. Let's check out few important facts about abdomen that your doctor never told you.
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Thus, it is important to exercise abdominal muscles regularly to strengthen your body.
Healthy abdominal muscles help in combating back aches, spasms and injuries due to stress or strain.
It is the deepest muscle, thus can't be touched from outside the body.
However, only the first part of digestion takes place in the abdomen. The tiny food particles called chyme leaves the abdomen and move to the intestines for the further digestion process.
On the other hand, protein and fat rich foods take time in the digestion process. Thus, it is always recommended by dieticians to eat protein rich food as you don't feel hungry quickly.
It serves as the first line of defense for the immune system. The presence of hydrochloric acid in abdomen provides immunity from bacteria and viruses that might enter your body during ingestion.
When you consume your meal, a small amount of air also enters your abdomen along with the food particles. However, you can get rid of this excess air by burping after your meal.
One of the amazing facts about abdomen is its tendency to carry large amount of food. An adult abdomen can hold around 1.5 liters of food/drink.
However, the change in size of abdomen might be caused due to surgery.
Some of these diseases include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma and hypertension.
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