Fungus In The Fundus?
Can you stomach this?
You’ve finished your breakfast just in time to leave for work. A light meal of 5.3 ounces of yoghurt, one clementine and approximately 4 ounces of water as a reward for your daily workout session.
By the time lunch arrives, you will have digested 15 grams of protein, an estimated 4–5 grams of fiber and 9–15 grams of unrefined carbohydrates.
The journey of your food story begins passage through the oral cavity. Here, they are introduced to saliva, the first identified fluid existing for the purpose of breaking down solid matter, assisting the teeth’s grinding motions.
The process of transportation is addressed as peristalsis, where oscillating contractions of digestive components are characteristic. After saliva facilitates movement, food follows a brief channel through the pharynx before being emptied to the stomach.
The distensible cavity from which hydrochloric acid replaces and resumes the role of saliva is where digestion reaches intermission.
Furthermore, at this point, the passage changes from mouth to Fundus, the entrance of the stomach denoting transition from the pharynx. The Fundus is one of three sections comprising the entirety of the stomach organ.
From left to right, the sequence of progression is transferred from entry of the Fundus to the middle Body, completing digestion through the Pylorus or Pyloric Sphincter where further contractions are issued for thorough conversion of food to waste through the intestinal tract.
It is lunchtime.
You sit in the office, compelled by a sudden, yet familiar urge. Your stomach is a balloon waiting to be filled. You reject your colleagues’ offer to be included on the company tab.
The last time you ate fast food was at an impressionable age in high school. Any meal that wasn’t prepared by you was inedible.
Again, you eat another 5.3-ounce cup of yoghurt. Only this time, instead of a clementine, there is Albacore tuna between two slices of whole wheat.
By supper, one cup of chicory root fibre will be digested.
Perhaps, you may sense the beginnings of your bowels being shaken and stirred, indiscriminately. The yoghurt is nothing but protein and fibre, after all.
The perfect combination for a successful bowel movement.
Protein and fibre ⇔ Workout and release.
Nevertheless, please do beware.
If not careful, your gut flora may be hit by the unexpected pinch of a black thumb.
Express due caution for fibre.
Especially, if its name is Chicory Root.