Quimo is a word which comes from Latin chymus, although its farthest etymological antecedent is found in a word of the Greek language that can be translated as "juice" . It's about the pasta resulting from the mixture of Cud. Alimentary bolus with various substances present in the stomach.
When a person eat a food, the first step is to introduce the food in question in the mouth . With the teeth, the subject crushes the food in a process known as chew , which allows swallowing. In addition to the teeth, the saliva .
Thus, the food it becomes what is called a bolus of food, which will descend through the esophagus Until you reach the stomach. In the stomach, when the bolus is mixed with the juices gastric and diverse enzymes , is transformed into the homogeneous substance that receives the name of chyme. The quimo, later, will go to intestine .
Gastric juices are made up of bicarbonate, hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, Water and other substances. The action of these substances and the movements that make the walls of the stomach make the bolus food in the chyme.
From the stomach, the chyme passes into the intestine. In the small intestine, the body absorbs nutrients from the pasta . Finally, the waste resulting from all the processes to which the food is subjected is evacuated through the anus.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot overlook another important series of data related to the aforementioned quimo, among which are the following:
- Depending on the amount of food that the person has ingested and also the type of food they have taken, the stomach can digest the chyme in more or less time. Thus, for example, if it has been somewhat lighter, it can be done in approximately forty minutes, while if it has consisted of something more forceful, this process can take hours.
-In the same way you have to keep in mind that the chyme is identified as being very acidic.
-Because of different biliary and pancreatic secretions the chyme has to face a series of transformations that end up becoming quilo.
It is important to differentiate between the chyme and the quilo . The latter is the substance formed by emulsified lipids by the action of the duodenum, pancreatic juice and bile .
As we have mentioned before, the digestion of the chyme by the stomach can last more or less depending on the food that has been taken. In this case, we can establish that there are a number of foods that are heavy and that cause digestion to not complete until a few hours have passed. We are referring, for example, to beverages that are especially rich in vitamin C, products that are high in fat and are fried, to spicy foods, to chocolate abuse ...
All this without passing other foods that also slow down and significantly impede digestion. That would be the case of garlic, onion, broccoli, cabbage, certain legumes ...