Describe how peristalsis moves food as well as how neural and ... are digested? Where does each process happen in the digestive system? What is the composition of bile and what is its role in digestion? How is secreted bile retrieved to the liver for ...
Understanding carbs, fiber and the digestive process
Food is broken-down into a simpler form and passed through the digestive tract through a contracting and propelling movement called peristalsis. Insoluble fiber from food helps the intestines retain an adequate amount of water to form a soft bulk that ...
Ever wondered what constipation is?
During the process ... a good idea how peristalsis works. The main reason people get constipated is because waste moves through their large intestine slowly. That allows more water to be reabsorbed, which results in a firmer, harder poop.
Ask Dr. K: What your growling stomach is trying to tell you
The movement of food, and then of waste, occurs by the process called peristalsis (pear-uh-STAL-sis). Peristalsis is an organized, sequential squeezing of the tubes of the digestive system. (It’s a bit like squeezing a tube of toothpaste.) The stomach ...
What is constipation?
More fibre without more water can worsen constipation. Exercise causes movement of the abdominal muscles, which stimulates and increases bowel activity, a process called peristalsis. Regular exercise such as walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, and cycling ...