What We Eat And What Happens To It; The Results Of The First Direct Method Ever Devised To Follow…

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byPhilip Bovier Hawk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE MEATS WE EAT AND WHAT THE STOMACH DOES WITH THEM Statistics show that the United States of America is first among the nations of the world in the production, killing, packing, and marketing of meats. And to show that they appreciate home industry the people of our country eat more meat per capita than is consumed by the people of any other nation. In fact, we pay between two and three billion dollars per year for the meats we eat. That the money is not entirely well spent is indicated by the fact that a given amount of nutritive material costs more in the form of meat than in the form of milk, bread, cereals, or eggs. In spite of this fact, the meats are excellent foods and should be included in reasonable amount in the diet of all normal adults. How Does the Digestion of Meat Compare with the Digestion of Milk, Bread, and Eggs? The entrance of any food substance into the normal stomach causes the formation of gastric juice which attacks the food substances and begins to digest them. However, if you examine the gastric juice formed when you eat meat and compare it with the juice which is formed when you eat other foods, you will find that the meat has caused the formation of a juice which contains more hydrochloric (muriatic) acid. The explanation is simple. Meats contain a class of substances called "extractives," which are not present in other common foods. They are called "extractives" because they may be "extracted" from the meat by water, for example. Due principally to the presence of these "extractives," which bear such interesting names as xanthine, hypoxanthine, and creatine, the eating of meat causes the production in the stomach of extra-large quantities of gastric juice, which has a pronounced digestive action. A scientist would s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE MEATS WE EAT AND WHAT THE STOMACH DOES WITH THEM Statistics show that the United States of America is first among...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217146775

ISBN - 13:9780217146777

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