Homeostasis

and the digestive system

What is homeostasis and why is it important?

Homeostasis is the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes. In my own words, homeostasis means the way your body feels internally based on the changing external environment. Homeostasis is important because it makes it possible for cells and organs to function properly.
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The Relationship of homeostasis and the digestive system

Keep Reading, it's about junk food...............but it's not pleasant news.

Junk food might taste good, but it has some serious consequences. Junk food is any food that provides too much fat and calories and not enough nutrients. Higher cholesterol is a consequence that comes from food like donuts, boxed baked treats, processed foods and restaurant-fried foods. These foods contain fats, which are produced by partially hydrogenating various types of oil, which have been linked to serious health problems. For example, it increases your levels of "bad" cholesterol and decreases your levels of "good cholesterol", which can boost your chances of having heart disease. Depression, is discovered to be linked to junk food by researchers. This symptom, depression, was found when middle-aged office workers were observed for five years, and had a diet high in desserts, fried foods, refined cereals, fatty dairy products, processed meat and chocolate. Did you know that children appear to have lower IQs when they consume junk foods than children who eat healthy home-cooked meals. Wow, what a way of telling people about delicious and mouth-watering but harmful foods, right? Let's stay healthy by eating right!

What are some examples of homeostasis?

Example 1: When we sweat, it's because we are hot.

Example 2: When we are cold, we shiver.

Example 3: When you smell something awful, you plug nose.