Happy Tuesday everyone!
--Did you know the stomach, when it is completely empty, is only the size of about 3 tablespoons? The reason why it can expand to roughly 1 liter is because it is comprised of numerous tiny folds that allow it to grow in size as food enters. Think of it as a crumpled up balloon. While the balloon may look small when it is empty, it is able to grow once it is blown up with air. Same principle with the stomach!
--Many of us have heard that increasing one's fiber intake can decrease cholesterol and I recently learned why. Not all fiber is digestible. When indigestible fiber passes through the body it is able to bind up cholesterol and take it out of the body.
I know this information won't change your life, but I am all about learning the little things to help me navigate this big world. You never know when you might be able to fill a lull in dinner party conversation with fabulous health and nutrition trivia!
Keep checking back as I will have posts coming up about why I'm against cutting out carbs and how amazing our liver is!