7 Stomach Myths & Facts

animangted upset stomachHow much do you know about your tummy? Can you separate the fact from fiction?

From those burning, churning feelings that erupt whenever we eat our favorite foods, to the bloating that keeps us from zipping up our jeans, to the gas that can make us the most unpopular person in the elevator, our stomach can be the cause of some major inconveniences, if not some outright health concerns.

Still, experts say most folks know painfully little about how their stomach and their digestive tract operates — one reason that solving tummy troubles can seem much harder than it has to be.

Try to separate the myths from the truth to see how much you really know about how to keep your tummy healthy and happy.

1. Digestion takes place primarily in the stomach.