English_Master February 22, 2016 No Comments
THE DANGEROUS PATH OF THE ALCOHOL Drinking alcohol, in excess, can cause severe damage in our internal organs. However, if we learn how our body metabolizes alcohol. We can prevent illness caused by alco­hol abuse. The alcohol in beverages that we drink, contain ethyl alcohol which is made of a fermentation process of sev­eral products such as corn, potato mashes, fruit juices, beet. and $agar cane. Today, mass production of alcoholic bever­age is through hydration process. Alcohol is easily mixable with water, and since plasma and serum have the same water content (92%) alcohol freely travels through our body alter­ing and harming the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascu­lar system, the nervous system, and the reproduction system. The alcohol metabolism in our body starts in the gastrointestinal system, which is compound of the esophagus, stomach, liver, and intestines. We normally consume alcohol orally where it flows down into the esophagus and then goes to the stomach where it retains 20% of the alcohol. In the stomach, alcohol absorption depends on several factors such as amount of alcohol, type of alcohol, gender, and age of the person, and the gastric emptying, which is an empty stom­ach. As a mater of fact, the type of food that we eat such as fat carbohydrate, or...
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