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Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body

Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body

 

Approximately 50,000 cells in our body die and are replaced with new cells during the time it takes you to read this sentence.
Our Skin
  1. KETO Young-vs-Old-Skin-AnatomyThe skin is the body’s largest organ. Every square inch of our skin contains 20 feet of blood vessels, 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1,300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, and 3 million cells.
  2. The average person will lose over 10 billion skin flakes per day. We make a new layer of skin every month.
  3. The skin serves as the first layer of defense for invading microorganisms. The skin secretes antibacterial substances to kill most bacteria that land on the skin quickly.
  4. When we touch something, the signal travels through the nerves to our brain at a speed of 124 mph.

During the first month of life, an infant is learning so many new things that the number of connections, called synapses, between brain cells increases from 50 trillion to 1 quadrillion. By comparison, if the rest of the infant’s body responded with equally rapid growth, she’d weigh 170 pounds by the time she was a month old.

 

KETO heartOur heart, blood and blood vessels
The heart will beat an average of 3 billion times during an average person’s lifetime.
  1. In one hour, our heart produces enough energy to raise a ton of steel 3 feet off the ground.
  2. The aorta, the large artery the size of a garden hose, runs down the center of our body. By contrast, capillaries, the body’s smallest blood vessels, are so small that it takes 10 of them side by side to equal the thickness of one strand of human hair.
  3. Red blood cells are frequent fliers. After being created inside the bones, the cells make approximately 250,000 round trips –at 60,000 miles each trip– through the body before returning to the bone marrow to die 120 days later.
Our skeleton
  1. We make a new skeleton every three months.
  2. The adult human body comprises 206 bones, and more than half are accounted for in the hands and feet.
  3. Red blood cells are being created inside the bone marrow. The red blow cells return 120 days later to the bone marrow to die.
  4. If the shoe fits…well, just make sure it does. The big toe is one of the most important structural parts of our body. That one member is responsible for helping us maintain our balance and propel us forward when walking.
  5. Fingernails and hair are made out of the same substance — keratin. The average person will lose over 100 strands of hair per day.
KETO Human organsOur liver
  1. The liver is responsible for more than 500 distinct processes in the body.
  2. Liver is so important that if a person has two-thirds of their liver removed as a result of trauma or surgery, it will grow back to its original size in as little as four weeks.
Our lungs
  1. The average person takes 23,000 breaths a day.
Our stomach
  1. An adult stomach can hold up to 1.5 liters of material, but this doesn’t mean we have to test that limit at every meal.

 

 

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