Nine Interesting Facts about the Stomach

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I mentioned that I am starting a course through Precision Nutrition and I would share some of the interesting things I learned with you. I have just finished up a chapter on the Gastrointestinal tract. (And nailed the chapter exam, by the way!) I thought the anatomy section was fascinating, so I thought I would do a running series on the various parts of our bodies and how they work with digestion.

Let’s start with the stomach.

Here are a few things that I’ve learned recently:

  • Our stomach is located in the upper abdomen, on the lefthand side. It is just below our ribs. I don’t know about you, but I have always thought of the stomach as being lower, center. But that is actually the small intestine.
  • When food enters the stomach, it begins secreting gastric juices and churning the food to begin to break it up. Some proteins are…

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