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2015-05-27 06:00

MUSCLE tissue is three times more efficient at burning calories than fat.

This is why possessing more muscle should be a training goal. More muscle = more calories burned = less fat = being more fit looking. Your stomach manufactures a new lining every three days to avoid digesting itself.

As a part of the digestive process, your stomach secretes hydrochloric acid. The HA your stomach secretes is powerful, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps it within the digestive system. As a result it breaks down the food you consume, but not your own stomach.

By the age of 18 your brain stops growing.

From that age it begins to lose more than 1 000 brain cells every day. Only two percent of your body weight is occupied by your grey matter, but is uses up to 20% of your overall energy output. Your brain never rests, even when you’re asleep. Aside from producing REM dreams, your brain works to replenish its ability to function normally during your daytime waking hours

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