Microbiology What happens to the body when we are hungry?
Hello everyone, I am interested in what happens to the body when we are hungry? And specifically what happens at the cellular level?
Hello, there are some steps:
- Vagus nerve sends signals to the brain about how full or empty your stomach is, as well as the different nutrients present in the intestines.
- When your stomach has been empty for two hours, it begins contracting to sweep remaining food into the intestines. This rumbling is called ‘borborygmus’.
- Cells in the stomach and intestine produce ghrelin, a hormone that triggers feelings of hunger. Higher ghrelin levels are associated with obesity.
- Levels of key nutrients in your blood – including glucose, amino acids and fatty acids – are at their lowest concentrations when you are hungry.
- Hunger increases your impulsiveness and reduces your ability to make long-term decisions. This is why you shouldn’t shop on an empty stomach.
@argentum ))) it's really helpful and I think to use the advice before going to the shops)
'borborygmus’ is a funny word 🤣
@All Friends, I saw a cool YouTube video related to this topic, but now I can't find it. If someone knows what it's called, tell me 😱
@ekaterina-gribacheva good video both for basic information and for practicing English listening