Big Human Body Busy Book by Ben Elcomb
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Inside the Digestive System: A Journey Through Your Body in 8 Hours
This is the analysis of the digestive process, where we will explore how the body breaks down and processes food. However, it is important to note that the experiments conducted should not be replicated at home. Instead of using a camera and a YouTube channel, we will be discussing the process using an article or a web post.
In order to demonstrate the journey of food through the body, a camera pill will be ingested and its progress will be tracked. This pill contains a mini camera, a battery, and a radio transmitter, and is similar to the tools used by doctors to examine internal issues.
The camera pill will take approximately 8 hours to travel from the mouth to the exit point in the feces. The first stage of this journey is reaching the stomach, which surprisingly only takes 7 seconds.
Inside the stomach, muscular ridges help push the food along the digestive system. These ridges can be seen in live images from the camera pill. The stomach acts as a storage area for food while it is cleaned by stomach acid. Contrary to popular belief, stomach acid’s primary role is to kill bacteria, rather than break down food.
The presence of acid in the stomach may sound dangerous, but the stomach is protected by a thick mucus lining that prevents the acid from harming it. This allows us to observe the sweets and the camera pill in the stomach without any issues.
After being cleaned by stomach acid, the sweets and camera pill move on to the small intestine, where the real action takes place. The small intestine is lined with finger-like projections that aid in breaking down food. It is here that the food mixes with enzymes and gets digested.
Live images from the camera pill demonstrate the mixture of food, bile, and mucus in the small intestine. The rich blood supply in this area ensures that the body extracts the necessary nutrients and energy from the food consumed, including protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Once the small intestine has completed its role in the digestive process, the remaining sludge, comprised of undigestible food, mucus, and bile, enters the large intestine. This is where it will ultimately become feces.
The large intestine primarily removes water from the sludge, transforming it into solid waste. While the sludge is considerably thicker in this section, there are still visible solid bits. The camera pill will continue its journey until it reaches the final destination for elimination.
At this point, it is fecal matter and the camera pill will soon become part of it. While it may be easier to wait for the pill and waste to be expelled, it is fascinating to witness the live images from inside the digestive system.
the journey from the mouth to the exit point of food takes approximately 8 hours and covers a distance of 9 meters. This journey demonstrates the intricate process of digestion and highlights the various stages involved in breaking down food for absorption and elimination.