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General knowledge
January 5, 2018

Saliva – your body’s amazing fluid

No-one wants to think of saliva. It’s gross, right? But we’re about to blow your mind. This body fluid is incredible, and for many good reasons. Commonly known as spit, saliva is approximately 98% percent water with the other two percent made up of mucous, which includes electrolytes, antibacterial compounds and different enzymes which all work together to help with digestion. Your salivary glands secrete saliva 24 hours a day - nearly two litres every day! Besides its normal duties of keeping your oral health in shape, saliva is also a window to your health, often used to check if…
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Gut & digestion
November 21, 2013

Digestion: 8 interesting facts

Your digestive system is one of the most interesting and complex systems in your body. Here are 8 important things you may not know about your digestive system. (more…)
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