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1. For every 2 weeks, the human stomach produces a new layer of mucous lining, otherwise the stomach will digest itself.

2. The human liver performs 500 different functions.

3. Liver is the largest and heaviest internal organ of the body and weighs about 1.6 kilos.

4. The Liver is the only organ of the body, which has the capacity to regenerate itself completely even after being removed almost completely.

5. Liver cells take several years to replace themselves.

6. A healthy liver processes 720 liters of blood per day.

7. The human stomach contains about 35 million small digestive glands.

8. The human stomach produces about 2.5 liters of gastric juice  everyday.

9. In an average person, it takes 8 seconds for food to travel down the food pipe, 3-5 hours in small intestine and 3-4 days in the large intestine.

10.  The human body takes 6 hours to digest a high fat meal and takes 2 hours for a carbohydrate meal.

11.  The food will get into the stomach even if one stands on their head.

12.  On an average, the human stomach holds about 2 liters of contents.

13.  We produce 1 liter of saliva per day.

14.  It takes 5- 30 seconds to chew food.

15.  Swallowing of the food takes about 10 seconds.

16.  In a human body, the small intestine is 21 feet and the large intestine is 6 feet long.

17.  For every 24 hours, in a healthy adult, more than a gallon of water containing over an ounce of salt is absorbed from the intestine.


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