Check out these 11 ways your body stays on top of things without your even knowing.
You might think you know what's going on in your body at any given time of the day, but there's a lot your body works on without your knowing. From general maintenance to prepping for future challenges, your body is constantly working. Find out what it's doing while you're not paying attention!
When it comes to nutrition, chowing down is the easy part. The real business end of how your body uses food happens after you’ve swallowed it. Your body takes solid food and breaks it down over and over again until it’s able to absorb the microscopic nutrients those foods contain. It does this all without your needing to give your gut a second thought. A variety of hormones and sensors throughout the gut help to make sure the whole show goes off without a hitch and keeps you well fed and well fueled.