The Alimentary Canal- Pt. 4

Hurrah! We reached here!

This is the last post of “The Alimentary Canal” series. The next post will be a physics one, and the one after that will be chem. Then, we’ll head right back to bio, and repeat!

All right, moving on…

So, today we’ll be covering the large intestine, and diet. I know, diet seems pretty pointless, but trust me, it’s super super important!

Let’s do this!

The Large Intestine->

Nicknames:

  1. The Pooper Scooper (not really, but it rhymes.)
  2. Poop Snoop
  3. The Poop Troupe!

I could go on forever, but I won’t. You get the point. The large intestine deals solely with poop and bacteria. Speaking of bacteria- did you know that there are more bacteria in your large intestine than there are humans on the planet? Crazy!

In the large intestine, water is reabsorbed from the chyme. What’s left is just a bunch of undigestible fiber which is basically poop… I’m not going to go into the details.

Moving on to something way less gross…

Diet!

Diet->

I know this has been done a thousand times, again and again and again. But I simply cannot stress enough on the importance of knowing and understanding what you put inside your body.

Every car needs fuel to run smoothly. However, if you fill petroleum in a car that has an engine designed to run purely on biofuel, it’s bound to break down or malfunction or something!

There’s a huge misconception on the consumption of fats and carbohydrates- I’ve covered it in one of my earlier blogs. Click here, and scroll to the last part of the post if you’d like to check it out.

Like I mentioned before- not gonna go in-depth on this one as well, because we all probably know most of it. All right, let’s get to it.

  1. Carbohydrates- These are a very important food. Glucose, a carbohydrate, is required to manufacture ATP. Carbohydrates are also a source of energy, but a better source of energy would be healthy fats, as they yield more.
  2. Proteins- These guys are super super important for muscle! Not to mention, they help with building/growing/protecting your skin, hair and nails.
  3. Fats- Fats help the vitamins A, E and K to function. These three vitamins aren’t water-soluble, so fats are the next-best option!

Yeah, I think we’re done for today. Not a very intense post, unlike last time’s!

Thanks for reading!

Published by girrrrrl_of_two_worlds

hi! just a nerdy girl here. lover of science, english and learning on the whole. spreading knowledge is one of my favorite things to do! nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~marie curie love always, GOTW

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